Is Your Company Compliant with The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

Is Your Company Compliant with The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

With the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) going into effect in January 2020, businesses are asking what it takes to be compliant and what employee training is needed to get there. The CCPA bill is designed to enhance privacy rights and consumer protection for California residents. Since many companies in California already had to comply with Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation last year, some businesses are better prepared than others. Are you one of them?

Does your company:

  • Handle personal data, such as names, addresses, preferences, device IDs, for California residents? 
  • Make over $25 million in revenue per year? 
  • Make at least half of its revenue from selling the information of California residents? 

If you answered yes to all of these questions, then your company will likely need to comply with the CCPA, but we’re here to guide you every step of the way. Our new California Consumer Privacy Act online course outlines the key provisions of the CCPA, reviews the implications for organizations that do business in California and underscores the new rights provided to consumers.

Our CCPA compliance training emphasizes the importance of the personal data rights the CCPA bestows on California residents. Using interactive elements and real-life scenarios, the training teaches employees what constitutes personal information, how the CCPA dictates personal data of California residents should be handled and the consequences of failing to comply with these requirements. Built to align with the new law in California, the Vubiz California Consumer Privacy Act online course goes beyond mere compliance and provides employees with the all the skills they’ll need to protect customer’s personal information.

Who needs CCPA training? (h2)

Any employee that may have to handle inquiries about the company’s privacy practices need this training. Marketing and customer service representatives who handle calls and digital requests that come in via email or another online process, will all need to take part in this training. As the CCPA is only relevant for California consumers, employees who ONLY deal with consumers in other States will not need to be trained. Once you have trained up a number of your staff, it is then possible that you can start to funnel certain tasks to the specifically trained employees.

The California Consumer Privacy Act course also recognizes the rights provided to California consumers by the CCPA; reviews the implications for businesses; lists compliance requirements; identifies sanctions and penalties for non-compliance and offers comprehensive outline of how the Act covers consumers, their personal information and businesses that trade in it. In the current climate, privacy has never been so important and the laws are changing to signify that. It’s critical that your employees develop a sense of responsibility and the skills they need to protect private information. 

So, let’s not fail to prepare for these big changes in the New Year and ensure that your employees are ready to roll with the California Consumer Privacy Act in 2020.