California Consumer Privacy Act

The CCPA is a part of a broader data privacy movement that empowers the citizens of California to seize back the control of their personal data including the right to access, delete, and put a stop to the sale of their data.

The California Consumer Privacy Act, or CCPA, is a landmark data privacy law that came into effect on January 01, 2020. The CCPA is applicable to organizations that do business in California and collect and store personal information of the residents of the state. Personal Information under CCPA includes unique personal identifier, online identifier, biometric data, email address, IP address and other sensitive information of the residents.

Under the CCPA, residents of California have the right to: access personal information organizations store; request organizations to delete their personal data; and request organizations to not sell their personal data. The CCPA creates enormous liability for organizations that do not comply with the law with fines of up to $7500 for every violation.

The CCPA legislation is broad and can be difficult to interpret. It requires a significant amount of time and energy to understand your obligations against CCPA in order to maintain compliance with the law. At GRM Technologies, our data privacy experts will parse the provisions of this evolving legislation to determine the requirements applicable to your business.

We will conduct a detailed gap analysis against every legal requirement to determine your current level of compliance and maturity in implementing data privacy controls. We will then work with you to create data inventories and data flow maps to visualize the data processing activities within the company. It provides an overview of the types of personal information you collect; the purpose for which you use personal information; the retention period of personal information and the devices on which this information is stored; and the parties with whom the information is shared. We will also work with you to establish a cybersecurity framework in line with the guidelines laid down in NIST and ISO 27001 so as to preserve the integrity of your systems, mitigate cybersecurity risks, and protect against data breaches as the occurrence of an incident such as a data breach could impose a crippling financial liability on your organization.

We will also work with you to draft privacy disclosures that will be updated on a continuous basis. Our team will also review your vendor contracts to ensure that they adhere to CCPA guidelines. We will also conduct training sessions on how to direct or process customer inquiries about their personal data.

With the advent of CCPA, organizations can no more simply scoop up data of their customers; the data needs to analyzed, profiled, categorized, and protected so as to simplify the process of responding to customer requests for their personal data and thereby comply with the requirements of the CCPA. We believe compliance is a continuous process and with GRM Technologies by your side, you can be rest assured that we will help you achieve and maintain your CCPA compliance, and establish the necessary controls to preserve the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your customer data.

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