Effective January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) recognizes and enforces California consumers' right to privacy and control over their personal information. Unfortunately, many businesses are not prepared, and failure to comply may subject a business to the imposition of civil penalties of as much as $7,500 per violation.

In addition, individuals can bring a private right of action to sue a business in the event of an unauthorized disclosure, theft or exfiltration of their personal information as a result of the company's failure to implement and maintain reasonable safeguards to secure such data. Wilson Elser's Compliance Checklist can help.

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