7 Facts About California Consumer Privacy Act 2018

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The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a state law created to enhance the privacy rights and consumer protection of California residents. The bill for CCPA was passed by the State Legislature and signed into law by Jerry Brown, Governor of California, on June 28, 2018.

Here are some fact you need to know about CCPA

  1. CCPA is a personal data protection law passed by the State Of California.

  2. CCPA stands for California Consumer Privacy Act and gets effective on 1st Jan 2020.

  3. CCPA movement was initiated by  Alastair Mactaggart, an activist, and San Francisco real estate developer.

  4. CCPA mainly impacts large businesses that serve/work for Californian residents.

  5. CCPA compliance failure leads to penalties ranging from $2500 to $7500 per violation.

  6. CCPA is fundamentally different from GDPR.

  7. CCPA is not applicable for Not-For-Profit Organizations.

Like to dive deep into the subject, reach to your consultants to take advice on how to implement CCPA in your website/mobile application.


  • Bryan Cave Leighton, Paisner, California Consumer Privacy Act (Ccpa)Practical Guide, Accessed on December 2019

  • Data Guidance, Comparing privacy laws: GDPR v. CCPA, Accessed on December 2019