The CCPA and its Job among its Citizens
The California Consumers Protection Act 2018 or simply known as CCPA is the newest personal data protection law that has been passed by California in response to the growing function of personal data in modern business practices as well as personal privacy implications that surrounds the use, collection as well as protection of personal information.
California government is also leading among other states in the US in passing laws aiming to safeguard the privacy rights of its citizens.
Despite the fact that both CCPA and CalOPPA have its fair share of similarities, we can still expect that they have differences. For instance, if you do include info on what, why and how you collect data and processing personal information, then you will satisfy the requirements of CCPA and CalOPPA. Still, let us not forget that these two are different in its own right.
Unlike with CCPA, all that it requires is to have their methods of verification in identifying the person who is requesting access, erasure or change of data, procedures for submitting such requests, information on selling information of the users and how to opt out from the process be followed.
Keep this in mind, CalOPPA takes effect on businesses that are based and operating in California and also, for those businesses that are collecting info of a Californian even though it is outside the state’s territory. Not only that, CalOPPA does not need prior consent. However, CCPA has to obtain prior consent most especially when then are involvement of involvement of minors. In case that they are just 13 to 16 years old, then you must have consent by them and for those younger than this age, then you need to get consent either though their guardians or parents.
As for CCPA, it is applicable to almost every company in the world but with few exceptions of course. This is if the business is collecting personal data of any California residents, annual gross income reaches 25 million dollars at least, acquires personal info of around 50,000 California households, residents and/or devices annually and lastly, at least 50 percent of their annual profit is generated by means of selling personal information of any Californian residents.
If the business do so otherwise, then they will likely be charged for violation.