California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

Is a statute meant to enhance privacy rights along with consumer protection for the residents of California in the United States.

This allows any consumer to ask for the information a certain company has saved on them and also a full list with all the third parties that data is shared with.

Moreover the consumer can sue the companies if the privacy of their data is violated even if there is no proof of breach.

The law was enacted in 2018 taking effect on January 1, 2020 and it is somehow similar to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enacted in the European Union.

Still a business has to comply with both of them no matter the similarities.