The Practical Implications of the California Consumer Privacy Act
…for Affected Businesses Everywhere
The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) was hurriedly put together with the aim of creating an enforceable consumer privacy law that provides strong protections for residents of California. The Act has had its fair share of criticism, mostly due to numerous drafting errors and ambiguities, causing consternation amongst the thousands of businesses preparing for compliance. Following the initial round of amendments pushed through last year, California’s Attorney General has recently signed off further amendments to CCPA law. And now there are murmerings of a CCPA 2.0 on the horizon.
There are fears that the current version of the CCPA, which comes into effect on January 1, 2020 may offer little help to companies struggling to achieve compliance. Some business leaders even claim that the present law could incentivize private enforcers to file suDOWNLOAD YOUR FREE GUIDEits, resulting in severe penalties – even in cases where violations do not cause any actual harm.
The aim of this e-book is to provide a measure of clarity for businesses that fall within the scope of the CCPA. We have majored on several key aspects of the new law, to help you consider your current processes and policies, define the changes you need to implement, and any new systems you may need to deploy and educate your staff on the responsibilities of protecting personal data.