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Coming into effect on January 1st, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is the latest U.S. state-based regulation on legal and compliance officers’ radars. It is designed to prevent big and/or profitable businesses that earn a significant portion of their income collecting and selling consumer data from doing so without the consumer’s express consent.
Our last blog on the CCPA outlined what businesses need to know to prepare for the latest privacy act.
In addition to giving users the ability to opt-out of having their data sold, there are other mandates that businesses must meet and follow in order to remain compliant and avoid the hefty penalties of the CCPA. Because we know how overwhelming it can be to get accustomed to new privacy laws and ensure that your business is set up for success, PactSafe has compiled a list of best practices for CCPA and ways that we can help.
At a high level, to ensure compliance with CCPA, businesses need to do the following:
Here are 5 key best practices to keep in mind when preparing your business for CCPA compliance:
While there are businesses that can build in-house solutions, PactSafe already has a comprehensive platform that can help you be compliant with CCPA requirements.
PactSafe can help businesses track consent to updated privacy policies, terms and conditions, and CCPA-mandated disclosures. Additionally, PactSafe can help businesses track opt ins and opt outs of data disclosures.
PactSafe can help businesses manage consumers opting out of the business selling their personal information by providing a link, “Do Not Sell My Personal Information,” that will direct users to a form to be filled out to ensure complete requests. By tracking who opts out of the sale of their information and when, companies can ensure compliance with such requests across the organization as well as with third parties who have access to consumer data.
PactSafe can be used to quickly push out updated privacy policies, terms and conditions, and third-party agreements (e.g., Data Processing Agreements) for consumers or vendors to acknowledge or accept with a simple click of a button.
To avoid the heavy fines of non-compliance, download our readiness cheat sheet to learn what you need to have done by January 1st. Or just request a demo of the PactSafe solution.