Just when you thought you’d heard enough of newly enacted data privacy and security laws (“GDPR” ring a bell?), there’s more news on that front.
The California legislature recently passed The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA). According to a report by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, CCPA will affect over 500,000 U.S. businesses. And that’s a conservative estimate.
Undoubtedly, CCPA’s enactment was influenced by the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and recent high-profile events such as the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal (Cambridge Analytica is even mentioned by name in CCPA’s text). As California has done in the past, the Golden State is forging new legislative ground: CCPA is the most consumer-friendly online privacy law in the U.S.