Extract from Daniel Pelc’s article “5 Easy Things to Do to Prepare for the California Consumer Privacy Act” posted on Relativity
Has GDPR washed up on the western shores of the United States? In some ways, yes. And in some ways, no.
On January 1, while most of us were nursing the results of the night before, California took the wrapping paper off of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). This sweeping act includes some of the most stringent requirements regarding the use and misuse of private data of California consumers—which is fitting, considering that, on its own, California would be the fifth-largest economy in the world, falling between Germany and the UK. Most US businesses have substantial ties to the state and its 39 million consumers.