Consumer Privacy Act 101

The purpose of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 is to force changes onto enterprises that deal in personal data. The Act was passed by the California state legislature and was signed by its governor in June 2018. The bill grants consumers the right to request a business to disclose specific pieces and categories of personal information that they collect about them, the types of information sources, and the business purposes for collecting or selling the information. The bill becomes active on January 1st, 2020.

States and countries are taking consumer rights and personal data privacy more seriously.

Who is Liable for Compliance with the Consumer Privacy Act of 2018?

If your business meets these thresholds, then it is liable for compliance:

Here are some details of the Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, both from the business and consumer standpoint.

The Business Standpoint

The Consumer’s Standpoint

Businesses need to be prepared, as the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 is coming into compliance in about a year. The majority of companies will be affected by these changes in conducting business in California (and other states will inevitably follow.) Businesses can’t afford to delay their response both to the GDPR and the 2018 Consumer Privacy Act.

Contact Managed Solutions to get help in preparing for the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 compliance.