California passed what many describe as the most sweeping and comprehensive consumer privacy law in the county. The law is called the California Consumer Privacy Act (the "CCPA" for short), and it becomes effective January 1, 2020.
For many businesses, getting compliant with this law is time-consuming and labor-intensive, and for that reason businesses need to start on their compliance efforts now in order to make certain they are compliant by the deadline.
The first thing businesses must ask is whether the law even applies to them. The law states that it applies to businesses: