CCPA: Everything you need to know about California's new privacy law

    Date27 Dec 2019
    CategoryPrivacy
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
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    The most sweeping data-privacy law in the country kicks in Jan. 1. The CCPA, short for the California Consumer Privacy Act, gives residents of the Golden State the right to learn what data companies collect about them. It also lets Californians ask companies to delete their data and not to sell it. Learn more about CCPA in a comprehensive CNet article:

    The full impact of these new rights isn't entirely clear because the regulations used to enforce the law are still being finalized. Still, companies inside and outside California are already scrambling to become compliant so that they can continue to do business in the country's most populous state.

    Nearly two years in the making, CCPA has prompted other states to consider their own privacy laws, some of which have already passed. The law is often compared to the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, currently the benchmark for online privacy.

    Here's what you need to know about CCPA and how it will affect you.

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