CCPA Is Here! Happy New Year?
More importantly, despite the delay in the regulations, the statute is effective January 1, 2020, putting into law a private right of action for consumers in the event of a data breach. As a result, a consumer can sue in the event that their nonencrypted and nonredacted personal information is subject to unauthorized access as a result of a business’s failure to implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices to protect the information. For that reason, businesses should take steps to ensure that their consumers’ data is secure as their first resolution for the New Year.
The foregoing is for informational purposes only and not intended to be a complete description of the obligations under the CCPA and is not specific legal advice. For further information on complying with the CCPA, contact Joshua Devore.