California Consumer Privacy Act Timeline
Effective January 1, 2020 the California Consumer Privacy Act goes into effect. This law imposes new privacy obligations on companies that collect and process personal information of California residents. If your company does business in California, your attorney should research the law and determine if it applies to you. If it does, be aware of timelines for actions you need to be in compliance:
May 31, 2019: Review what type of personal information your business collects, how it is processed, to whom it is transmitted or made accessible, and where it is stored. Create a data map.
July 31, 2019: Draft policies and procedures to document how you intend to comply with the CCPA.
August 31, 2109: Draft disclosure notices of consumers’ rights and how, and for what purpose, you collect personal information.
November 30, 2019: Review and amend contracts with third party service providers to be sure they will comply with CCPA requirements.
December 31, 2019: Draft forms for consumers to use in exercising their rights, and response letters.
The time to start work on compliance is now. January 1, 2020 will be here before you know it.