CCPA toll-free phone number requirement

The CCPA: California Consumer Privacy Act provides consumers with the opportunity to make a number of requests to businesses that collect personally identifiable information (“PII”). Specifically, consumers may request that the business disclose what PII has been collected, what PII has been sold, and take action to delete the consumer’s … Read more

Does the CCPA apply to employee information?

As the work-from-home model becomes the norm during the COVID-19 era, both employees and employers have made a number of adjustments. For employees, this may include homeschooling their children while trying to remain productive in a full-time job. Some employees may thrive in this sort of environment, while others may … Read more

CCPA requirements for ensuring the security of personal information

From an information security perspective, laws often have the goal of maintaining and protecting three components: the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data. Maintaining the confidentiality of data means that unauthorized disclosures of the information are successfully prevented. In the process, appropriate technical safeguards are incorporated, such as encryption and … Read more

CCPA consumer rights

The CCPA: California Consumer Privacy Act is one of the most comprehensive privacy laws in the United States. Largely inspired by the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), the CCPA provides consumers with a broad array of rights pertaining to their personally identifiable information (“PII”) that is collected by … Read more

CCPA penalties

The CCPA: California Consumer Privacy Act, in addition to providing consumers with a variety of rights pertaining to their personally identifiable information (“PII”), also provides consumers with the ability to file lawsuits directly against businesses under certain circumstances. Additionally, the California Attorney General may bring enforcement actions against noncompliant businesses. … Read more

CCPA enforcement date

The CCPA: California Consumer Privacy Act, first enacted in 2018, became effective on January 1st, 2020. The law provides a variety of privacy rights to consumers, including the right to request the deletion of collected personally identifiable information (“PII”), the right to opt-out of the “sale” of PII, and the … Read more

Is CCPA compliance required for service providers?

If you own a business, you likely work with a variety of entities pursuant to delivering products and services to your customers. These partnerships may take place in a variety of contexts. For example, perhaps you employ an outside company to help create and manage your website. For customer relations … Read more

CCPA lawsuit filed against Zoom

As many of us work from home, homeschool our children, and do more and more activities online as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, our society has increasingly relied on video conferencing platforms to maintain some sort of normalcy. Many entities, including churches, have turned to this technology to conduct … Read more

CCPA definition of personal information

Privacy laws often have varying definitions of what constitutes “personal information.”Though these laws have the common goal of protecting individual privacy by regulating the collection, transfer, and storage of information, there are often unique approaches with respect to defining the personal information to be protected under the law.  Generally, privacy … Read more