Global Pandemic Raises Importance of Privacy and Security Compliance as California Attorney General’s Office Signals No Delay on CCPA Enforcement

The signals from California is that they’re going to kick-off CCPA enforcement actions from the get-go. Alongside GDPR restrictions it will be interesting to see how proposed tracking apps will handle the privacy issues…:

[…] The California AG recently stated, “Right now, we’re committed to enforcing the law upon finalizing the rules or July 1, whichever comes first…We’re all mindful of the new reality created by COVID-19 and the heightened value of protecting consumers’ privacy online that comes with it. We encourage businesses to be particularly mindful of data security in this time of emergency.” The California AG even issued estimates for initial CCPA compliance costs here.

With enforcement only months away, it’s more imperative than ever to address compliance measures, even remotely, because risk of noncompliance is high — a civil penalty of up to $2,500 per violation or $7,500 per intentional violation and 30 days to become compliant. The emphasis being on “per” violation, which may prove costly.


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