California Consumer Privacy Act Deadline Is Near
December 18, 2019 • 2 minute read
First, the disclaimer: I am not an attorney, and this is not legal advice!
As an update to the article we wrote back in September, we are sending out a reminder that the deadline for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) legislation is nearing. The CCPA goes into effect on January 1, 2020, with enforcement beginning July 1, 2020. Amendments to the law have been made as recently as October 11, 2019. Because the law is not yet enacted, it has also not been challenged in court.
As Paulsen is not a legal firm, the ways we can help our clients are limited to assisting with a few website-related tasks. However, that is only a small part of actual compliance.
CCPA applies to businesses with customers in California that meet one of the following criteria:
There are exceptions to the right to have your data removed that involve normal business transactions. Businesses must be able to:
If you have consumer data from residents of California, the safest way to comply is to have legal counsel review this for you. If you want to read the legislation yourself, grab some stiff coffee and review the official text of the law.
A slightly easier-to-read version and interpretation can be found here but it does not have the updates to the most recent changes.
This is just the beginning of what will likely be multi-state privacy legislation that evolves into federal privacy protection. Please let us know if you want to discuss this with us!