Do you know that a lot of businesses collect personal data from you? It’s true!
The reason why businesses choose to do this is so they can learn more about you, their customer.
This data can be anything from your name, surname, and email address, all the way to your interests and hobbies.
That is essentially the kind of data that the CCPA affects. Now, let’s go into a little more detail. What exactly classifies as personal data under the CCPA?
Personal data/information has a pretty broad definition under the CCPA.
It is defined under CCPA 1798.140 as “information that identifies, relates to, or could reasonably be linked directly or indirectly with a particular resident or their household.”
With that in mind, personal data can include:
Identifiers can be the most essential type of data. They can include:
- Your real name
- Your alias
- Your postal address
- Your IP address
- Your email address
- Your account name
- Your social security number
- Your driver’s license number
- Your passport number
- A unique personal identifier
- An online identifier
Other similar identifiers can also be included in this section. All this data need to be and do is identify you. That’s why businesses want it.
Similar to personal identifiers, customer records also include data such as name, address, social security number, phone number, driver’s license number, signature, and so on.
However, one thing that makes this king of personal data more unique is that it belongs to a business’ customer. This is not your data, it belongs to people who are either affected by your business, or someone else’s.
In addition, this data can also include:
- Your customers’ description and physical characteristics
- Your customers’ workplace
- Your customers’ employment history
- Your customers’ bank account number
- Your customers’ specific financial information
- Your customers’ medical information
- Your customers’ health insurance information
Classified data can include specific characteristics or information that needs to be protected. This type of personal data can include:
- Your age
- Your sex
- Your sexual orientation
- Your gender identity
- Your race
- Your ancestry
- Your national origin
- Your religion
- Your mental and/or physical disability
- Your medical condition
- Your genetic information
- Your marital status
- Your military status
This type of data must be kept safe. That’s why so many companies have decided to use BitLocker encryption.
BitLocker can easily encrypt a ton of data and make it accessible to the people who have the encryption key.
An encryption key is what’s used to read the encrypted data. Without it, that data will be unreadable.
And, managing that data can also be easy. BitTruster will make sure of that.
BitTruster is easy-to-use, cost-effective, and works automatically. That means that the management process can be as fast as the encryption one.
So, no worries. No data will be lost.
Public data, on the other hand, is not as incredibly important as confidential data.
That’s not to say that it holds zero importance. But, no big harm would come your way if this type of personal data was ever lost.
Public data includes:
- Your social media information
- Your blogs
- Anything that you post online
Keeping Data and Your Business Safer
Keeping data safe will also lead to your business’s safety. And, even if you are a customer, know that keeping data safe should be a top priority.
We and the CCPA see it as such. Stick with us, and you will learn so much more about the CCPA and how we can help in your success.