What is the CCPA? A Guide to California Privacy Law

Introduction: What is the CCPA? The California Consumer Privacy Act will come into effect on January 1, 2020. This fact may have a significant impact on your business. California is the crown jewel in the United States economy. If it were a standalone country, its $2.7 trillion GDP would be the fifth-largest in the world, sitting ahead of the United Kingdom. Combined with the state’s status as an incubator for tech innovation and consumer culture, California gives outsized importance for all kinds of businesses operating at local, national, and multinational levels. The CCPA forces enterprises reaching a particular scale to contend. Other states will soon follow suit with similar legislative pieces of their own. California has long been a bellwether …

GDPR Fully Explained

GDPR Fully Explained

With the European Union’s passage of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the practice of data regulation moved out of its infancy. GDPR is the first wide-reaching piece of unified data and privacy policy in the world, heavily regulating a plethora of rules that are set to follow in its wake. Apart from the occasional headline about FAANG companies tussling with the new legislation, the practical impact of GDPR remains obscure. If you’re a stakeholder in a small-to-medium enterprise (SME), this is a big problem. Unlike Google and Facebook, SMEs are unlikely to have a bottomless legal budget to contest being found in violation of the GDPR. As a result, data compliance over the next five to ten years can …