By Rune Nordengen
In 2018, the state of California passed the CCPA - the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. The Act contains many of the same elements as the GDPR. For example, the CCPA requires that a web page shows the users which of their personal data are collected, what the data will be used for, and identifies third parties who have access to the data. Internet users will also have the right to opt out of collection and sale of their personal data and ask for their data to be deleted. CCPA imposes strict sanctions, but - contrary to the GDPR - ties the amount directly to the scope of the event.
The CCPA became law on 1 January 2020. It will be interesting to watch for its effect, especially in regards to the direction of the protection of privacy within the U.S. You can read more about the new law here.
Feel free to contact Rune Nordengen at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions regarding privacy.