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Is your company ready for the California CCPA privacy act?

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Attorney Steve® - California Privacy Insights - Need CCPA consultant?  Call us.  I was doing "this" before there was a "this."

California has passed new data information privacy law (the CCPA) that takes effect on January 1, 2020.  The law provides customers new rights to:

  • Know what personal information is collected
  • Know how that information is shared and with whom
  • Be able to easily "opt-out" of information sharing with third parties
  • Right to "access" their information (ex. does your company take different information at various customer touchpoints such as sales, marketing, service, support, accounting, online credit applications, etc.).  The California resident is entitled to know what you collect.  Customer Data Integration (may be very important).  CRM software may help.
  • Right to request this documentation 2x's per year (companies will have 45 days to respond)
  • Right not to be discriminated against for exercising any privacy rights under the statute.
  • Right to file private lawsuits for a data breach (companies have to have reasonable data security practices)
  • The "Right to be Forgotten"

Is your company ready for this?  Do you need a Chief Privacy Officer?  We can help with legal compliance issues.  I worked at Experian many years ago, and my job title was "Privacy Consultant" where my job was to know all the privacy laws and consult with "financial institutions" to discuss compliance opportunities.  Using "Privacy" as a "Best Practice."  Call us at (877) 276-5084 for more information.

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