The CCPA and its Job among its Citizens
In response to the increasing function of personal data in contemporary business practices and at the same time, personal privacy implications surrounding the use, collection as well as protection of personal information, California passed a law to protect personal data which is now known as California Consumers Protection Act 2018 or simply, CCPA.
California government is also leading among other states in the US in passing laws aiming to safeguard the privacy rights of its citizens.
Despite the fact that both CCPA and CalOPPA have its fair share of similarities, we can still expect that they have differences. For instance, if you do include info on what, why and how you collect data and processing personal information, then you will satisfy the requirements of CCPA and CalOPPA. On the other hand, as mentioned earlier, both have its differences.
As a matter of fact, CalOPPA is applicable to businesses that are based in California and at the same time, businesses that are based outside the state that collect info of at least one resident of California. Apart from that, there is no need for prior consent to meet CalOPPA. However, CCPA has to obtain prior consent most especially when then are involvement of involvement of minors. In the event that they’re 13 to 16 years old, then you must get consent by them and as for those who are younger than the said age, you need to get consent through their guardians or parents.
When it comes to CCPA, it is actually applicable to every company worldwide but then again, there’s an exception. And this is going to be when the business is collecting personal data of any California residents, annual gross income reaches 25 million dollars at least, acquires personal info of around 50,000 California households, residents and/or devices annually and lastly, at least 50 percent of their annual profit is generated by means of selling personal information of any Californian residents.
Otherwise, then the business is automatically violating the law and could face serious charges.