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Businesses Ask to Delay California Consumer Privacy Act Enforcement

If you’re racing to get compliant with the California Consumer Privacy Act before enforcement of the regulations take hold July 1, you’re certainly not alone. In fact, there is a growing push from a number of trade associations to delay enforcement of the mandates until January 1 to give businesses struggling during the pandemic a fighting chance at becoming compliant.

In March, 65 trade associations asked California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to delay enforcement of the regulation by six months. The COVID-19 pandemic was not the only reason for the request – even before coronavirus sent most employees to remote work, there was uncertainty afoot as the rules for CCPA were far from finalized.

If CCPA’s timetable stays the same, companies will face potential fines up to $7,500 per violation. The law, which is similar to the European Union’s GDPR, gives consumers sweeping rights to control how their personal information is used and sold.

If you have not yet begun preparing your business for achieving and meeting compliance with the California Consumer Protection Act, you may have some extra time if enforcement is delayed. But there’s no reason to take that chance. 2W Tech is a technology service provider specializing in solutions for the manufacturing industry. We have IT consultants on staff that specialize in cybersecurity and IT compliance and would be happy to assist you on your compliance journey. Give us a call today to get started.

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