In 2018, the California legislature passed the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Set to go into effect in 2020, the CCPA arose out of a compromise between legislators, privacy advocates, and a California businessman who had proposed his own ballot measure. How the CCPA came to be is a very interesting story – I encourage you to read more about it.
What is the CCPA?
In a nutshell, the CCPA is a law that gives all California residents the right to access any data that companies collect about them, know how their data is used, and exercise control over whether and when their data is collected.