California Consumer Privacy Act
What you need to know
CCPA is a state-level privacy law in the United States designed to protect the privacy rights of consumers who are residents of California and provides them with certain rights over their personal information held by businesses.
CCPA grants consumers the right to know what personal information is collected, sold, or disclosed by businesses, and the right to request that their personal information be deleted.
CCPA imposes certain obligations on businesses, such as obtaining consent from consumers before selling their personal information to third parties and ensuring the security of the personal information they collect.
CCPA applies to for-profit businesses that meet certain criteria, such as having annual gross revenue above a certain threshold or handling a large volume of personal information.
The CCPA is the first comprehensive data privacy law in the United States?
CCPA applies only to businesses that meet certain criteria? This includes having annual gross revenues of USD $25 million or more, buying or selling the personal information of 50,000 or more consumers or households, or deriving 50% or more of their annual revenue from selling consumers' personal information.
CCPA grants consumers the right to sue businesses for data breaches even if the consumer does not suffer any actual harm?
CCPA has global implications, as it applies to businesses outside of California that process the personal information of California residents?
CCPA has provisions to protect the privacy rights of minors, requiring businesses to obtain opt-in consent from parents or guardians before selling the personal information of consumers who are under the age of 16?
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FAQs on CCPA Compliance
What is CCPA compliance?
CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act) is a comprehensive privacy law enacted in California, USA, on January 1, 2020, aimed at enhancing consumer data protection rights and promoting transparency in data practices.
Who does CCPA apply to?
CCPA applies to businesses that process the personal information of California residents and that meet certain criteria such as: having annual gross revenues of USD $25 million or more, buying or selling the personal information of 50,000 or more consumers or households, or deriving 50% or more of their annual revenue from selling consumers' personal information.
Why comply with CCPA?
Complying with CCPA is crucial for businesses as it can help avoid substantial fines of up to USD $7500 per violation, potential class-action lawsuits, and damage to their reputation, given its focus on empowering consumers and enforcing privacy rights.
How to become CCPA compliant?
To be CCPA compliant, businesses need to provide clear and transparent privacy notices, allow consumers to access, delete, or opt-out of the sale of their personal information, and ensure the security of the data they collect.
Does the CCPA apply to businesses outside of California?
Yes. While the CCPA is a California state law, it can have implications for businesses outside of California if they meet the specified criteria for collecting or selling personal information of California residents.
How does the CCPA interact with other privacy regulations, such as the GDPR?
Companies may need to comply with both regulations if they process data of individuals in California and the European Union, navigating the complexities of international data transfers and different requirements from each regulation.
It’s very important to be compliant with CCPA. If you would like to learn more about our CCPA compliance services, please feel free to get in touch with our experts who would be happy to discuss solutions.