May 28, 2019 Article

CCPA Essentials: How to Get Started

Key questions and obligations that privacy and cybersecurity professionals must consider when determining if and how to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act.

By Sundeep Kapur

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) is the most comprehensive state privacy law passed in the United States to date, providing consumers with granular privacy policy disclosures, access and deletion rights, a “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” button, contractual restrictions between businesses and service providers, and a private right of action, among other things.

Though the CCPA has clearly taken inspiration from the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), being compliant with the GDPR does not mean that you are compliant with the CCPA. The CCPA has taken its GDPR influence and created many unique complex requirements that demand its own compliance initiative. 

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