The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) which came into effect on January 1st, 2020 will undoubtably help shape the future of privacy regulations in North America. Passed into law on June 28th, 2018. It is intended to enhance privacy rights and data protection for consumers by legislating how organizations can store and use private data.

The CCPA applies if you are an entity that does business in the state of California and you collect personal information in addition to meeting at least one of the following criteria:

  • Have annual gross revenues in excess of $25 million
  • Possess the personal information of 50,000 or more consumers, households, or devices
  • Earn more than half of its annual revenue from selling consumers’ personal information

If you are a company that has taken steps to comply with GDPR regulations, you will likely find that you are already in compliance with most of the requirements for this new legislation.