What’s the Maximum Penalty for Violating the CCPA?

What’s the Maximum Penalty for Violating the CCPA?

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Are you having a hard time complying with the CCPA?

You should know that if you own a business that is either located within California or affects California residents, then you will have to comply with the CCPA.

How can your business affect California residents? Through data collecting. Personal data to be more specific.

If your business collects the personal data of California residents, then you will also have to respect that these residents have under the CCPA.

Residents Under the CCPA

California residents have quite a few rights under the CCPA. These rights include:

  • The right to know when their personal data is being collected and and why
  • The right to ask businesses to stop collecting personal data and delete the one that has already been collected
  • The right to opt-out of the sale of personal data
  • The right to not be discriminated against for exercising these rights.

Let’s hold on to that last point. What would happen if a business decided to no longer comply with the CCPA and not respect the rights of California consumers.

Well, if that ever happens, then that business would get a fine. And, each fine will only get more and more expensive.

But, is that the maximum penalty for violating the CCPA? Well, to answer that, you need to know what exact penalties you need to commit in order to get fines. Here’s more about that:

Penalties and Fines Under the CCPA

Your business can get fined for all sorts of reasons. You might:

  • Not had  privacy Policy that was CCPA compliant
  • Not listening to your customers when they were exercising their rights
  • Not informing your customers about the fact that you were collecting their personal data
  • Not giving your customers the chance to opt-out of the sale of their data
  • Not kept the data safe

There are a lot of ways to be fined under the CCPA. and, as we mentioned above, these fines can be pretty expensive. How expensive?

The maximum civil penalty for violating the CCPA is $2500. And, that’s just for every unintentional violation.

If you’re violating the law intentionally, then you will have to pay as much as $7500.  Both these fines are not only expensive but dangerous as well.

Each penalty pertains to one specific customer that was wronged. The more customers you have, the higher the fine.

Imagine if something like this were to happen to a really big company, one that had hundreds of thousands of customers. The fines for violating the CCPA would reach hundreds of millions of dollars. No business needs this sort of stain in their name and success.

That’s why you have to comply. You can easily avoid any of these damages.

And, if you’re worried about keeping the collected data safe, then don’t be. All you have to do is get BitLocker.

BitLocker is great because it can encrypt a ton of data in a short amount of time. And, did we mention that it’s also free? That’s right! Safe encryption is the best way to protect collected data.

But, how will you manage all that data? Through BitTruster, of course. BitTruster is as reliable as it is cost-effective.

You won’t even have to do much in order to handle the management process. That’s because BitTruster can manage a ton of data automatically. Now, that truly is efficient.

Complying with the CCPA

Do you see? There really is no reason why you shouldn’t comply with the CCPA. You will literally lose more by not doing it.

But, if you’re still skeptical about the CCPA, and want to learn more about it, click here and we’ll tell you everything you need to know. We, at BitTruster, got your back!

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