Extract from Keith Laska’s article “The CCPA Is Live for Enforcement—Is Your Website in Compliance?”
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)—the most comprehensive personal data privacy legislation anywhere in the United States so far—is officially being enforced. Is your website in compliance? Does it need to be? What does it take to comply with the CCPA, and how do you prove that you’ve met those requirements?
Let’s start by reviewing what the CCPA is all about.
THE GIST OF THE CCPA
The CCPA was created shortly after the first major data privacy legislation, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), was adopted. Its goal is to protect the personal information of California residents, ensuring that they have rights over their data and a way to enforce those rights.