What is the California Consumer Privacy Act?

Last night, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. This is a first of its kind US privacy law will give California residents new online privacy protections and will dramatically impact how companies handle their data.


Much like the EU’s GDPR, businesses across the U.S. and around the globe will need to assess how they collect, process and share California resident personal data.

The new Act goes into effect on January 1, 2020, and while we expect requirements may change and new guidance will come, here is a breakdown of few of the elements of the new Act:

While we anticipate that changes and guidance for the California Consumer Privacy Act is likely to come, OneTrust will continue to update you on the latest news and develop our solutions to assist in the compliance of this and other global privacy regulations.

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