Have you adapted to the CCPA compliance rules yet? If you haven’t, then you might want to get on that. This act has been in effect since January 1, 2020. That means your business should have been compliant by now.
But, if that’s not the case, then don’t worry, we’ll help you with that.
The first thing that you should know is whether or not your business even needs to comply with the CCPA rules.
Business And Compliance
Not all U.S. businesses have to comply with the CCPA ruleset.
But, if you are a Californian company or one that does business with California, then you absolutely have to comply.
That’s right. Even if your headquarters are not in California you still have to comply with the rules that the CCPA sets. As long as your business affects California residents, then you will be affected by those rules.
But, what sort of business do you even need to be in order to be affected by the CCPA? The sort of business that fits these criteriadata:
- A business that makes over $25 million in a year
- A business that collects personal data of over 50,000 consumers, households, or devices.
- A business that earns more than half of what it does in a year by selling its customer’s personal data.
Now, you might be a little confused about what personal data includes. And, to be fair, the term does have a ton of definitions.
But, all these definitions are either directly or indirectly linked to a California resident. Let’s take a further look at this type of data:
Personal data is meant to be the most simple and yet really significant factor that is used to identify you.
Personal data can be:
- Your name and last name
- Your alias
- Your phone number
- Your email address
- Your IP address
- Your postal code
- Your social security number
- Your passport number
- Your driver’s licence number
And, that’s not even covering everything that personal data includes. Personal data can be anything and everything that is used as a way to identify you.
So, personal data can even be records of your private property, products, or services that you have purchased online.
That’s why the CCPA exists. Anyone would want to know what a business was doing with that kind of data. Well, now they can.
And, how will businesses be able to assure their customers that they are collecting data?
They can just tell them that they are using BitLocker to keep that data safely protected. Plus, they can even tell them that BitTruster is helping manage all of that encrypted data.
BitLocker’s encryption system is one of the best out there. With it, no company would have a reason to not comply with the rules that the CCPA sets.
Compliance Leads to Success
You now know what the compliance rules of the CCPA are. Every single business that fits the right criteria has to comply with those rules.
And, if you want to learn more about the CCPA and data security, just click here. BitTruster is here to help you with every CCPA-related problem.