Helping your business comply with the CCPA
Companies face a number of challenges in complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). One challenge is that the law is complex, and there is a lot of ambiguity in the language. Another challenge is that the law is constantly evolving as the California Attorney General’s Office issues new guidance and regulations. Finally, the law is enforceable by the Attorney General’s Office, which can impose significant fines for violations.
What is CCPA?
CCPA stands for California Consumer Privacy Act, which is a data privacy law that went into effect in California in January 2020. It provides California residents with certain rights over their personal information and requires businesses to disclose what data they collect, how it’s used, and who it’s shared with.
Which businesses must maintain compliance with the CCPA?
The CCPA applies to any business that does business in California, collects personal information of California residents, and meets certain revenue or data processing thresholds. CCPA compliance includes providing California residents with the right to know what personal information is being collected about them, the right to request that their personal information be deleted, and the right to opt out of the sale of their personal information. Businesses must also provide clear and conspicuous privacy notices to California residents and ensure that their service providers are also complying with the CCPA.
How can we help?
Calvetti Ferguson can help companies comply with the CCPA in the following ways:
- Provide guidance on the law: Help your company understand the CCPA and its requirements. We can also help companies identify the personal information they collect from consumers and how they use it.
- Develop policies and procedures: We can help companies develop policies and procedures to comply with the CCPA. These policies and procedures should be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound.
- Conduct audits: We can conduct audits to ensure that companies are in compliance with the CCPA. These audits should be comprehensive and should cover all aspects of the CCPA, including data collection, use, and sharing.
- Respond to consumer requests: We can help companies respond to consumer requests for information about their personal information. This includes helping companies respond to complaints from the Attorney General’s Office.
By working with Calvetti Ferguson, companies can reduce the risk of non-compliance with the CCPA and avoid the significant fines that can be imposed by the Attorney General’s Office.
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