The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 is a bill intended to enhance online privacy rights and consumer protection for residents of California, United States. But the bill has national and global implications. Here’s how to prepare your organization for compliance and protect your customers.
It was only a matter of time before US created their own version of the EU’S General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). However, unlike the EU who addresses digital privacy protection on a national level, the US is handling online privacy on the state level. California has led the charge with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) that was passed into law in 2018.
3 main takeaways from the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018
CCPA is designed with consumers in mind and gives California residents some of the strongest online privacy protections in the country. Here are three main takeaways of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018:
- Residents have ownership over their data. A company cannot share or sell a customer’s personal information.
- Customers control the information that is collected about them by all companies.
- The burden is placed on organizations to protect customer data and personal information.