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California’s Consumer Privacy Act and What It Means for Your Business

The political world can be vast and confusing, especially when it comes to laws that can affect your business.  Luckily, Elroi is here to help and keep you both up to date and compliant! While we do not yet have a national data privacy law in the United States, state policies, such as the California Consumer Privacy Act, can still have major impacts on how you conduct business.  

Check out the information and tips below to make sure your business is up to date and compliant with the new laws in California. 

  1. What exactly is the California Consumer Privacy Act?

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) was passed by the state of California in 2018 and went into effect on January 1st, 2020.  This law gives Californian’s:

  1.  Does the California law pertain to my business?

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) applies to all for-profit businesses that work with Californians and that meet one, or more, of the below qualifiers:

  1. I do not live or work in California.  Do I still have to comply?

Yes!  The CCPA effects any for-profit business that meets the criteria above.  

  1. How is “Personal Information” defined under the CCPA?

“Personal Information” is defined broadly under the CCPA.  The law’s technical definition is “information that identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household”.  Some of the information is:

The CCPA excludes:

  1. How can I become compliant?

One of the easiest ways for your company to become compliant under the CCPA is by reaching out to Elroi.  With expert data privacy knowledge, we can help your company become more compliant with data laws from California and European data protection laws too!

We offer:

Make sure your company is in compliance by following our blog, our social media platforms, and by letting Elroi take care of all your privacy needs!


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