California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA)

The California Consumer Privacy Act, or CCPA, is a state-level data privacy law that regulates how businesses are allowed to gather, store and handle the personally identifiable information (PII) of California citizens. The CCPA went into effect on January 1st, 2020, and was the first state-level consumer privacy law passed in the United States. Key provisions of the CCPA include the consumer’s right to opt-out of the sale of their data, typically via a “Do not sell my data” button and the “private right of action” which gives private citizens the right to legal action against businesses that mishandle their PII. On January 1st, 2023, the CCPA will be replaced by the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), which will take its place as California’s presiding privacy legislation.
June 10, 2022 - Jeff Edwards

How do the CCPA and the CPRA define Personal Information?

The passing of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) ushered in a new era of data privacy regulation over for-profit businesses. As other states...
April 22, 2022 - Jeff Edwards

The Guide to CCPA Data Subject Access Requests

Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs) are a critical component of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Under the law, organizations must respond to these requests promptly by taking the...
January 17, 2022 - Jeff Edwards

Six Common CCPA Compliance Mistakes

  Although it has been in effect since 2020, some businesses still fall foul of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). This can be a serious mistake as the state Attorney General can fine you...
December 17, 2021 - Ensighten

Everything You Need To Know About The CCPA Do Not Sell Rule

While consumer privacy laws have traditionally been few and far between in the United States, The California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) upended that paradigm with the strictest consumer privacy...
October 27, 2021 - Ensighten

What are Website Cookies and How Do They Work?

If you’ve visited any website on your desktop or your mobile device, you likely see banners like this on the site you are visiting:
October 15, 2021 - Jeff Edwards

Understanding the New CCPA/CPRA Amendments in AB 694

On October 5th, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 694 (AB 694), an omnibus bill from the Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection that amends significant portions of the...