Episode 95 — Interview of Teresa Troester-Falk, Chief Global Privacy Strategist at Nymity, on the California Consumer Privacy Act

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (the “Act”) was signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown on June 28, 2018, after being hastily introduced in the California Legislature just a few days prior.  The Act is effective January 1, 2020.

In this episode, Michael Volkov interviews Teresa Troester-Falk, Chief Global Privacy Strategist at Nymity, concerning the Act and the compliance implications for businesses.   

The Act provides “consumers” (defined as natural persons who are California residents) four basic rights in relation to their personal information:

  1. the right to know, through a general privacy policy and with more specifics available upon request, what personal information a business has collected about them, where it was sourced from, what it is being used for, whether it is being disclosed or sold, and to whom it is being disclosed or sold;
  2. the right to “opt out” of allowing a business to sell their personal information to third parties (or, for consumers who are under 16 years old, the right not to have their personal information sold absent their, or their parent’s, opt-in);
  3. the right to have a business delete their personal information, with some exceptions; and
  4. the right to receive equal service and pricing from a business, even if they exercise their privacy rights under the Act.

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