What the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) & Similar Regulations Mean for You

The time to prepare for data privacy regulations is now. Like GDPR, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) mandates that data about individuals be protected against a breach. This new regulation enhances privacy rights and consumer protection for California residents, while putting pressure on organizations to protect those individuals’ personal data from being exposed by a data breach.

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

The California Consumer Privacy Act, also known as CCPA, gives California residents numerous data privacy rights while penalizing organizations that are in violation. The law, which took effect on January 1, 2020, groups these rights into five general categories:

  1. The right to know what information is being collected
  2. The right to know how personal information is being used
  3. The right to opt out of the sale of one’s personal information
  4. The right to access a copy of one’s personal information
  5. The right to not be discriminated against by organizations when one exercises one’s privacy rights.

In addition to the above, CCPA puts pressure on organizations to protect California residents from having their personal data exposedby a data breach.

For IT departments that need to comply with CCPA, or other data privacy regulations, sound IBM i security practices and technologies are critical to preventing the occurrence of a breach and protecting sensitive data from an unauthorized actor. In fact, the CCPA gives consumers the right to sue an organization in the event of a data breach that exposes their personal information if that data wasn’t encrypted or otherwise made unreadable.

Download this eBook for guidance on your journey toward more secure and resilient IBM i environments that enable compliance with government regulations.

eBook: What the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Means for You
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