The California Consumer Privacy Act, or CCPA, is the first of its kind, US, legislation aimed at protecting personal data of consumers.
The legislation, passed in 2018, will become effective on January 1, 2020. The act places stricter guidelines on the collection and use of personal data with particular attention on the sale or redistribution of the consumers’ data to third parties. Additionally, the CCPA ups the financial ante by imposing fines for both noncompliance and data breaches.
At Intersec Worldwide we are experts in CCPA privacy and compliance. Our expert team helps to ensure your organization is compliant with this new regulation – from implementing the proper new procedures to maintaining compliance with acting accordingly when something goes wrong.
Intersec offers a full-service CCPA compliance solution. From the initial stages of understanding the process to ongoing compliance maintenance, we are by your side throughout the journey.
The CCPA goes far beyond current US privacy regulations and although it is in many ways similar to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the requirements for compliance are somewhat different.
If your organization is affected by California’s CCPA, you will need to start mapping the personal data you are collecting. On January 1, 2020 CCPA defined consumers will have the right to request their information.
The CCPA gives the consumer the right to know what personal data is being collected and even restrict the collection of that data. Implementing the proper disclosures and opt-out links is critical to compliance.
Now that consumers have the right to ask for the data your organization has collected, you’ll need to be able to handle requests for the personal data and requests for the deletion of personal data of you site visitors.
Once your company is CCPA compliant, you will need to train your employees to ensure on-going compliance. Intersec will help to safeguard you from potential risk by providing employee compliance training.
The CCPA has set heavy penalties for noncompliance and breaches, and consumers will also be able to seek damages for breached personal data. Now is the time to mitigate your risk with updated information security, remediation, and implementation of new protocols to ensure your compliance with the CCPA.
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