June 11, 2020
The CCPA Enforcement Date Is Approaching: What You Should Know
The July 1, 2020 enforcement date for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is fast approaching. The original adoption of the regulations, on Jan. 1 of this year, contained a six-month enforcement delay. Although some organizations requested an additional six-month extension on fully adopting the regulations due to COVID-19, California Attorney General, Xavier Becerra, assured the public that data privacy and security should remain top of mind during this time and that the enforcement date will remain unchanged.
Unless an exception is available, the CCPA applies to a variety of for-profit businesses that do business in California, collect and control California residents’ personal information, and meet any of the following conditions:
The parameters easily include large tech organizations, but also may affect smaller businesses relying on consumer data to perform business functions like conducting surveys, purchasing sales databases, or maintaining online user accounts.
California consumers will gain protections from the CCPA like:
Businesses subject to the CCPA should act now to address the following six items before the enforcement date on July 1.
OBLIGATIONS FOR BUSINESSES SUBJECT TO THE CCPA
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR ME?
If your business collects and maintains California consumer data, it may be subject the CCPA. The California Attorney General can enforce the Act beginning on July 1, 2020. Even if your business is not subject to the CCPA, protecting consumer data is increasing in focus among regulatory bodies such as the SEC.
If your business needs assistance with protecting consumer data or complying with the CCPA, Fairview Cyber can help. We offer comprehensive cyber and data security solutions to businesses focused on protecting client data, including personally identifiable information and other sensitive data. Contact us today for more information about our service offerings and how we can help your business.