Approved Final Set of California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Regulations Now in Effect

California has approved of final regulations under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The CCPA was initially enacted in 2018 and first took effect at the start of the new year on January 1, 2020. The new regulations were approved on August 14, 2020 and went into effect immediately.

As stated on California’s Office of Attorney General’s website “[The] CCPA grants California consumers robust data privacy rights and control over their personal information including the right to know, the right to delete, and the right to opt-out of the sale of personal information that businesses collect, and includes additional protections for minors. The regulations establish procedures for compliance and exercise of rights, as well as clarifying important transparency and accountability mechanisms for businesses subject to the law”.

Key Staples of the CCPA:

  • Protect your ownership over online data and PII
  • Control how your data is collected and what data is collected
  • Maintain privacy over your PII and those collecting it
  • Holding data miners and big data businesses accountable

To learn more about the CCPA and the recent additions here are a few resources from the Attorney General:


Resources:

STATE OF CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (2020) Attorney General Becerra Announces Approval of Final Regulations Under the California Consumer Privacy Act [Press release]. 14 August. Available at:
https://www.oag.ca.gov/news/press-releases/attorney-general-becerra-announces-approval-final-regulations-under-california (Accessed: 17 August 2020).