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Osano’s Privacy Platform can help you comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Osano gets you up and running quickly with capabilities for managing opt-out requests, processing universal preference signals like the Global Privacy Control, automation for consumer and employee subject rights requests, and more.
Not enough time to slog through pages of legalese? Check out our primer to the CCPA below.
The California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) was essentially the first iteration of the CPRA. The CCPA was enacted into law in 2018 and became effective in 2020, but privacy advocates immediately felt it wasn't strong enough.
This led to the creation of the CPRA, which went into effect January 1, 2023, and strengthened the CCPA. Nowadays, people often use the terms CCPA and CPRA interchangeably. Here are some of the new changes introduced by the CPRA.
If you do business in California, the odds are you’re subject to the CCPA. Specifically, the CCPA applies if you do business in California, collect the personal data of Californians or have it collected for you, and fit one or more of these criteria:
The CCPA may very well be one of the strictest laws in the U.S. when it comes to data privacy. Here are just a few of its requirements.
Unlike other U.S. privacy laws, two different authorities can enforce the CCPA: the California Attorney General and the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA). When the CPRA was enacted into law, it also created the CPPA, whose sole job is to enforce the CCPA. If you’re found to violate the law, either authority could penalize you. Additionally, individual citizens can sue under the CCPA if their personal account access information is exposed in a data breach.
When California citizens visit your website, you need to provide the appropriate disclosures and data collection consent options. Osano detects the geolocation of California visitors and automatically displays the relevant banner to them. If visitors opt out, Osano blocks the relevant data trackers on your website, keeping you in compliance.
When a data subject makes a request under the CCPA, you have to meet that request within 45 days. Responding to DSARs takes time away from more strategic initiatives, and 45 days can go by pretty quickly if you experience a high volume of requests. Osano streamlines the subject rights request process, automates common request types, and enables a faster, more accurate workflow.
If you’ve ever had to depend on manual spreadsheets or the limited capacity of your organization’s data analysts, you know that mapping your organization’s personal data stores is a time-consuming, reactive task.
Osano Data Mapping provides a privacy-focused data mapping solution that dramatically accelerates the mapping process and reduces errors through automation.
If you do business in California, then the CCPA requires you to establish the right contractual provisions with your third parties, service providers, and contractors. Osano Vendor Risk Management can help you identify vendors who can live up to those contractual standards and give your customers’ data the protection it deserves. Osano helps you conduct required vendor assessments, tracks vendor privacy changes and new lawsuits, and generates a proprietary Vendor Score to help you assess privacy practices at a glance.
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