2020 New California Laws

New California laws include the following:

In 2018, California enacted a new data privacy law, California Consumer Privacy Act.  The Act became effective January 1, 2020.  Californians now have a right to find out what personal data a business has on them and to “opt-out” of the business right to sell their personal data to other entities.  The personal data covered includes: (1) your name, (2) address, (3) IP address, (4) device number, (5) social security number, (6) email address, (7) purchasing history, (8) face or finger print image, (9) physical location, (10) employment or education and (11) description of physical characteristics.  The new law applies to a business (a) with more than $25 million in revenue, (b) access to personal information of more than 50,000 people or (c) derives 50 percent or more of its annual revenues from selling consumers’ personal information .