Announcing The Privacy Insider Book
For decades, unchecked data collection and processing was the...Read Now
Make sure you understand the basics behind CPRA compliance with this guide.
You wouldn’t navigate the jungle without the right equipment; you shouldn’t navigate California’s privacy landscape without the right equipment, either.
Don’t worry, you don’t need a machete, tent, or mosquito netting—when it comes to data privacy compliance, knowledge is the best gear to equip yourself with.
Find it here, in your CPRA Survival Guide. We’ve gathered all of our most informative resources on the CPRA here, so you can quickly find the most relevant answers to your questions.
Download the content of this page in an easy-to-reference and easy-to-forward PDF.
Or, continue to read below:
Are you subject to the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA)? What are its primary requirements What penalties could you incur? Learn the answer to these questions and more in this blog article:
For those looking for a deeper dive into the CPRA questions, we field the most, download our free and ungated FAQ eBook:
Privacy-minded individuals understand that respecting consumers' rights is inherently worthwhile, but data privacy compliance also saves businesses money and reduces risk.
Businesses that violate the CPRA are subject to:
This adds up! Each affected individual counts as one offense, so if a data breach exposes thousands of customers’ data, the penalty could be in the millions of dollars.
Take beauty retailer Sephora—the California Attorney General gave them 30 days to fix CCPA violations on their website, but they didn’t make the deadline in time. As a result, they were hit with a $1.2 million fine in what became the first official enforcement action of the CCPA.
We dive deep into what went wrong and how the penalty came about in our blog:
Read it to learn more about the penalties that noncompliance invites and how best to minimize your own risk.
For businesses subject to any of the five laws that came online in 2023 or those coming online in 2024, we recommend following along on this checklist:
It covers the basics that you need for compliance with any privacy law, including the CPRA.
Learn or remind yourself of the basics of data subject access requests:
One of the most unique features of the CPRA that businesses must be aware of is how the law treats data subject access requests (DSARs). Unlike other state privacy laws, the CPRA allows employees to make DSARs. Learn more about how this elevates complexity and risk in our infographic:
And, as with all omnibus data privacy legislation, businesses need to be aware of how the law treats consent for data collection, processing, and transfers. Under the CPRA, businesses need to offer a means for consumers to:
To dig deeper into the consent and cookie banner requirements under the CPRA, review our blogs:
Like most data privacy regulations, the CPRA does not directly require you to map your organization’s data. But if you choose to skip this crucial step, meeting the law's other requirements will be much, much more difficult.
When done well, data mapping provides an accurate, up-to-date view of where personal data is sourced, stored, processed, and transferred throughout your organization. With a well-crafted data map, you'll be equipped to rapidly and accurately respond to DSARs, manage the flow of personal information and sensitive personal information based on user consent preferences, manage your vendors, and more. Learn about the basics of data mapping in our blog:
Given the scope and scale of the CPRA, privacy professionals looking to achieve CPRA compliance should evaluate holistic data privacy platforms rather than multiple point solutions.
It can be tempting to identify a functional cookie consent solution and merely rely on spreadsheets to manage the rest, but this approach invites noncompliance. Not only does using spreadsheets and point solutions waste time with redundant data entry and context switching, but it also raises the risk of human error.
In order to fulfill a DSAR under this approach, for example, you will have to have developed and maintained a data inventory listing where personal data flows through your organization or interview the owners of personal data stores throughout your organization. In both cases, you will be relying on manual, human-driven processes that put you at risk of missing the CPRA’s 45-day deadline and providing incomplete and/or inaccurate information to boot. What’s more, you’ll need to do this for each DSAR, and the work you do on your data inventory will continue to be manual.
Using a data privacy platform like Osano supports the full spectrum of tasks required for CPRA compliance in a single, seamless experience. With Osano, you can:
Download the Osano Platform Brochure for an overview of the platform's capabilities!
As a data privacy platform vendor, Osano is well aware of the individual challenges posed by the CPRA and the ways in which we can help businesses overcome them. Find out how we can support your business in our guide:
And of course, if you’d rather skip the reading and talk to somebody in person about how we can help your business, just schedule a demo.
California may be the most robust data privacy law in the U.S. but there are others to consider. Check out our 2024 U.S. Data Privacy Laws Guide for a summary.
Don't miss these essential resources for CPRA compliance.