Something Different – February 2020

New Data Privacy Laws for the New Year

Despite numerous key federal laws that have been put into place to safeguard our online privacy, data breeches are still a daily occurrence.

One huge change that may make a difference in 2020 is a new data privacy law called the California Consumer Protection Act, or CCPA. Residents of California now have the right to know:

  • What personal data is being collected
  • Details of how their data is being used
  • Who their personal data is being sold to

They can also request that that their information be deleted and not sold to third parties. While the CCPA is a California law and only covers residents of that state, consumers throughout the rest of the country will likely benefit. As many as 20 other states are currently working on different versions of the same law.

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