Day Pitney LLP announced today that the firm has published a questionnaire to help businesses evaluate their compliance needs related to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which went into effect nationwide on January 1, 2020.
"Compliance should be top of mind for all businesses that meet one of the CCPA's criteria," said Kritika Bharadwaj, an associate on Day Pitney's Data Protection Regulatory Compliance team. "We have developed an easy-to-use, educational resource that will allow businesses to evaluate whether the CCPA applies and to better understand the CCPA requirements that might be applicable."
The CCPA is expected to have a wide-ranging impact on all for-profit businesses that collect the personal information of California residents (including individuals, households and devices) and meet at least one of the three following criteria:
"With more than 20 other states drafting similar legislation, we anticipate the privacy law landscape will continue to evolve, and encourage businesses in all U.S. locations to remain vigilant," added Rick Harris, chair of the firm's Technology, Telecommunications, and Outsourcing practice group.
Individuals can download the questionnaire after registering on the firm's website, here. The questionnaire is divided into two phases with yes/no responses required in each phase to help assess whether legal counsel should be consulted.
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Effective January 1, 2020, the new privacy law in California, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), will impact companies nationwide. Recent actions by the California Governor and Attorney General have provided some much needed clarity as to the law’s requirements to assist companies in their compliance preparations.
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