It’s been almost a year that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect. Soon after, data privacy and security started to be the top priority of businesses across the globe like never before. It served as an alarm reminding companies dealing with customer data that its high time that your data handling should be put to check to prevent any misuse.
Now as the GDPR storm went by, here another one is ready to give businesses a nightmare. Yes, we are talking about the buzz word, CCPA that most of you might have come across is finally set to be effective, bringing more stringent data protection regulations. California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) or as officially called AB-375 is a bill passed by the California State Legislature. The bill was duly signed into law on June 28, 2018, by Governor of California, Jerry Brown. Ed Chau, the member of the California Assembly and Robert Hertzberg, the state Senator were the ones to introduce the act as part of amending Part 4 of Divison 3 of the California Civil Code. The bill with amendments to the CCPA was passed on September 13, 2018.