The California Consumer Privacy Act

The California consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a state statute that seeks to improve the Privacy and consumer rights of citizens in the State of California. This Privacy Framework is also officially known as AB-375, which was signed into law on June 28, 2018 with amendments on September 13, 2018 and October 11, 2018.

All in all, the CCPA officially became effective on January 1st, 2020. Thus, giving the following rights to consumers and obligations to businesses conducting commercial activities within the State of California:

  • The right to know what personal information is collected, used, shared or sold by the organization handling the personal information, both as to the categories and specific pieces of personal information.
  • The right to delete personal information held by businesses and by extension, a business’s service provider.
  • The right to opt-out of the sale of personal information. Consumers are able to direct a business that sells personal information to stop selling that information. Children under the age of 16 must provide opt-in consent, with a parent or guardian consent for children under 13.
  • The right to non-discrimination in terms of price or service when a consumer exercises Privacy right under CCPA.
  • Businesses are subject to the CCPA, if one or more of the following are true:
    • Have gross annual revenues in excess of $25 million.
    • Buy, receive, or sell the personal information of 50,000 or more consumers, households, or devices.
    • Derive 50 percent or more of annual revenues from selling consumers’ personal information.
  • As proposed by the draft regulations, businesses that handle the personal information of more than 4 million consumers will have additional obligations.

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