California Privacy Rights Act Coming into Compliance January 1
If you thought complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act was burdensome, here is hoping you are already preparing for the California Privacy Rights Act. These amendments to the CCPA (California Consumer Protection Act) have a compliance date of January 1.
If your organization does not already have its ducks in a row, here is what you must consider:
- The CPRA no longer includes the employee exemption, which means that California employees, applicants, emergency contacts, beneficiaries, independent contractors, and members of boards of directors have the same rights as any other consumer.
- Employers must provide notice of employees’ rights under the CPRA and give employees a way to the employer about their exercise of these rights.
- The CPRA makes a distinction between “personal information” and “sensitive personal information.” The former is defined as “information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household.” The latter includes anything that reveals an individual’s personal info like Social Security number, driver’s license number, state ID card, passport number, account log-in, password, precise geolocation, or personal demographics.
- B2B transactions are now subject to the California Privacy Rights Act, as well.
2W Tech is a technology solutions 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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