Friday, July 20, 2018

California adopts European-style data privacy law

PARCA eNews – June 28, 2018 – Californians for Consumer Privacy applauded the California State Legislature for the successful passage of AB 375 (Chau, Hertzberg, Dodd), which will provide Californians with fundamental new consumer privacy rights.

We are thrilled that AB 375 has become law. This is a monumental achievement for consumers, with California leading the way in creating unprecedented consumer protections for the rest of the nation,” said Alastair Mactaggart, chairman of Californians for Consumer Privacy

Bill summary:
  • Right to know all data collected by a business on you (twice annually free of charge). 
  • Right to say no to the sale of your information. 
  • Right to delete your data. 
  • Right to be informed of what categories of data will be collected about you prior to its collection, and to be informed of any changes to this collection. 
  • Mandated opt-in before sale of children’s information (under the age of 16). 
  • Right to know the categories of third parties with whom your data is shared. 
  • Right to know the categories of sources of information from whom your data was acquired. 
  • Right to know the business or commercial purpose of collecting your information. 
  • Enforcement by the Attorney General. 
  • Private right of action regarding data breaches only. 
Source: California Consumer Privacy Act press release

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