A new year brings a fresh start and reason to review your policies that are in place to protect data. We want your data and your customers’ data to be as secure as possible. It’s important to review how you collect, store, use, and transfer any data you collect from customers, employees, prospects, partners, and vendors.
On January 1, 2020, California is made history by enacting the first data protection legislation of its kind in the United States. On the heels of Europe’s GDPR policies that apply to those doing business with anyone from the affected European countries, the CCPA -California Consumer Privacy Act is a law that “essentially empowers consumers to access the personal data that companies have collected on them, to demand that it be deleted, and to prevent it from being sold to third parties.” Source
While the CCPA has plenty of exclusions and may not apply to everyone, it’s an important legislation to be aware of and a trend we think we’ll continue to see as Internet law progresses and consumers demand to have their privacy and data protected.
The Slate published a comprehensive article explaining CCPA called, “The Big Change Coming to Just About Every Website on New Year’s Day – Thanks, California!” by Aaron Mak that is definitely worth reading.
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