Protecting Personal Data
This act is similar to Europe’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which started to be enforced May 25th of this year. Vermont has also passed legislation to regulate data brokers which will go into effect in January of 2019. In March of 2018, all 50 states including D.C, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands have enacted breach notification laws that require companies to notify consumers if their personal data is compromised. Although, the new law passed in California is the most extensive in its consumer data protection regulation.
The California Consumer Privacy Act will begin to be enacted starting in 2020. This gives the tech companies time to change security policies in order to comply. This law is set to dramatically change the way businesses handle consumer’s personal data in one of the most populous states of the country. Paving the way for more states to up their data security game in the coming years.