The California Consumer Privacy Act is by far the most comprehensive privacy law in the country. The CCPA could be the first state law to stimulate “America’s GDPR Movement.” Directed at companies that collect and/or sell personal information, it is designed to give Californians more control over their own data.
The provisions of the CCPA will become operative on January 1, 2020.
The CCPA expands the definition of “personal information” to include any information that identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked with a particular consumer or household. This includes information like a consumer’s name, postal address, social security number, education information, inferences drawn to create a profile about the consumer, consumer preferences, etc.
TBG Security consultants have been helping customers comply with State and Federal business and privacy regulations for more than a decade.
Working as either a full-service consultant, or as an adjunct to your in-house teams, TBG Security will execute our phased compliance readiness process to ensure that your business meets or exceeds your compliance requirements.
The bill limits the civil penalties the AG can impose to $2,500 for each violation of the CCPA or up to $7,500 per each intentional violation, and states that a violating entity will be subject to an injunction. (CCPA § 1798.155(b)).