California Consumer Privacy Act

The Latest Compliance Challenge for Your Business

California Consumer Privacy Act requires consumer protection for residents of California, United States.

92%

of consumers believe companies must be proactive about data protection.

85%

of consumers will not do business with a company if they have concerns about its security practices.

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What Is the California Consumer Privacy Act?

The California Consumer Privacy Act – or the CCPA – is a bill passed in 2018 to enhance consumer privacy rights and protect the data of California residents.

Companies are required to comply with its regulations if they are a for-profit entity that conducts any business in California, and one of the following: makes a gross annual revenue of $25MM or more, acquires personal information of 50,000 or more California residents, households, or devices, or 50% or more the organization’s annual revenue comes is made by selling personal data of California residents (e.g. data brokers).

Data regulations are changing, is your company prepared?

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Two senior executives in blue suites discuss the California Consumer Privacy Act and how to minimize compliance risks within their organization.

Reduce Privacy
Compliance Risks

Not only will IT Support Guys help you learn the ropes of this California data privacy law, we will also reduce your overall risk of compliance fines and jeopardized data.

Violations of the CCPA are subject to enforcement by the California attorney general’s office, which can levy civil penalties of $2,500 for each violation or $7,500 per intentional violation after a 30-day opportunity to cure notice has been provided.

While enforcement will be delayed until July 1, 2020, companies are still liable to CCPA fines beginning on Jan 1st, 2020.

Business Liability and
Security Measures of CCPA

California’s CCPA requires companies to implement sound, reasonable data security policies and procedures, with the possibility of statutory damages for certain types of data breaches as the result of security inadequacies. First, the information must be personal data defined by California’s data breach notification law. Second, the information must have been unencrypted and nonredacted. Finally, the compromise must have been due to a company’s failure to implement and maintain reasonable security practices.

IT Support Guys’ goals align similarly with the objective of CCPA California – make sure businesses are protecting consumer data.

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A diverse group of young professionals brainstorm in an effort to create an effective CCPA strategy to protect consumers and their company.

Know Your Business’s
CCPA Responsibilities

To be CCPA compliant, there are certain requirements businesses of all sizes must meet. These include:

  • Disclosing when personal information will be collected.
  • Sharing the company’s privacy policies and updating them at least once every year
  • Training employees to handle consumer inquiries about privacy practices
  • Giving consumers the opportunity to refuse the sale of their personal information

Avoiding CCPA fines isn’t difficult – if you know the process. Our compliance experts will ensure that your employees and policies reflect a deep understanding of CCPA.

How Does CCPA Compliance Benefit My Business?

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Create a Step-by-Step
Guide to Total Compliance

Feeling lost about becoming compliant?

That’s why we’re here!

We not only guide you step-by-step to achieve CCPA compliance, we’ll also document and create checklists that you can share with employees to ensure sustained compliance with monthly or quartly spot-checks.

IT Support Guys will teach you all there is to know about the regulations, as well as provide CCPA solutions that guarantee legal compliance.

Our experts will guide you through the entire CCPA compliance process and ensure that your business stays on the right track – even as regulations evolve over the coming years.

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