On June 28, 2018, California passed AB 375 the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), which will become effective January 1, 2020. The CCPA gives consumers broad rights to access and control their personal information. Businesses will need to modify operations, policies and procedures to comply with California resident’s rights to information. Companies who use personal data must comply with requests from individuals to report on what data is collected, how it is used, to prevent further sharing, or even delete the data upon request.
It not only applies to organizations located in California but also organizations that do business in California or with California residents.
VanBo offers California Consumer Privacy Act training to prepare your company to comply with the new regulations.
Non-compliance penalties and regulatory fines are $750 per consumer per incident or actual damages, whichever is greater. Civil penalty up to $2,500 per violation or up to $7,500 per each intentional violation. Consumers may also be able to sue companies for non-compliance.
To learn more or to find out if these new regulations could apply to your company contact us today.