As California’s new privacy law goes into effect on January 1, 2020, every company, organization, and person who handles personal information regarding California consumers and employees are going to be impacted.
Given the importance of ensuring CCPA compliance, entities must understand that the CCPA applies to a “business” which:
While the CCPA’s application and scope seem straightforward at first glance, a closer look reveals the need to address additional questions:
In addition, the CCPA grants California residents, or consumers, specific rights regarding their personal information that businesses maintain. If you’re a California consumer, you have the right to request that a business inform you about its processing activities with respect to your personal information, to delete your personal information, and to opt-out of the sale of your personal information.
All the hoops that businesses need to go through for CCPA compliance are to protect the privacy of California consumers.
As companies prepare for the CCPA, they must keep in mind that a privacy program needs to adapt and change according to applicable privacy law, as well as each company’s objectives. Regardless of where you are with your privacy program, it is never too late to start planning for your CCPA compliance readiness. OneTrust for CCPA is a full set of scalable privacy management software solutions and services specifically designed to implement CCPA requirements and workflows to support a global privacy program.