California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)


The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a state statute in California, United States, that went into effect on January 1, 2020. It aims to enhance privacy rights and consumer protection for residents of California. CCPA provides California residents with the right to know what personal data is being collected about them, whether their personal data is being sold or disclosed, and to whom. They also have the right to access, delete, or opt-out of the sale of their personal information.

Why it matters

Compliance with CCPA is mandatory for certain businesses that collect the personal information of California residents. Affected businesses are required to implement specific data handling practices, procedures, and transparency requirements regarding the collection, sale, and disclosure of personal information. Non-compliance with the CCPA can lead to substantial fines and legal penalties.