The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is the biggest privacy compliance challenge for businesses in California. The main focus of CCPA is to provide transparency to California residents in how the businesses and different companies collect, share and use their private data.
Who is Covered by CCPA?
CCPA essentially applies to any for-profit business in California that collects, shares, or sells California consumers’ data, and:
- has annual gross revenues exceeding $25 million; or
- possesses the personal information of 50,000 or more consumers, households, or devices; or
- earns more than half of its annual revenue from selling consumers’ personal information
If your business meets any of the three criteria mentioned above, it is very likely subject to CCPA.
We have created a quick compliance checklist of the major requirements for this New California Privacy Law:
3. Categories of Personal Information You Collect
- The CCPA considers 11 categories which it considers as personal information
- You need to disclose the source of these categories- e.g the information collected from form submissions, social media, advertising, public sources, etc.
4. Consumer Rights:
It should talk about CCPA Consumer Rights
5. Create a “Do Not Sell My Personal Information Page”
- If You are selling consumer personal information, it is mandatory to create a page that discloses this and lets users opt-out of having their information sold
- For minors who are under 16 years old, don’t sell their information unless their parent’s opt-in to allow data collection
5. Your Purpose For Collecting Personal Information
- You must inform your users of why you collect their personal information
- how you will use it
- and for what purpose
6. Personal Information You Have Sold
- You must mention all the categories that you sold in the last 12 months
- Even if you didn’t sell any of them, you have to disclose that too
7. Personal Information You have Disclosed For Business Purposes
8. You must offer a means for users to access, request, or delete their personal data
Infographic Source: skysync.com
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