The Practical Guide to the California Consumer Privacy Protection Act Part 1

The California Consumer Privacy Protection Act of 2018 (CCPA), designed to emulate the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), has U.S. companies rushing to verify that their practices comply with the statute. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has published a multi-part Practical Guide to the CCPA to help address any confusion. In it, he shares that the CCPA requires that a business informs Californians about whom it has collected information about the organizations privacy practices. Prior to the enactment of the CCPA, there were several laws within the United States that required companies to publish a privacy notice, but the CCPA applies to a broader group of companies, among other differences. Employers should review existing privacy notices and verify compliance, identify instances in which one many be collecting information about Californians and draft a privacy notice that confirms with both the CCPA and other privacy laws that may apply.

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