8 steps to CCPA compliance

Preparing your organization for California’s new privacy law

California is the first state to pass a comprehensive consumer privacy law with far-reaching implications. First, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) can affect organizations without a physical location in California. Second, it may push other states to accelerate passage of similar laws, as well as cause Congress to pass a national privacy law.

Your organization needs to know if it is covered under the CCPA in order to begin preparing for its technical effective date of Jan. 1, 2020. Here is your eight-step process for doing that.

1. Know Your Obligation to the CCPA

Dorsey & Whitney explains that the CCPA “goes far beyond current U.S. privacy protections, and in many respects emulates elements contained in the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).” And similar to GDPR, many U.S. firms are wondering if they are subject to the CCPA.


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