Here we explore the key differences between the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in terms of their compliance requirements.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a set of laws that have been implemented in the European Union for protecting the personal data of citizens within the EU. It applies to any company or organization that processes, stores or uses the personal data of any individual within an EU member state. The GDPR provides clear guidelines on what companies must do to ensure their systems and processes are compliant with GDPR regulations.
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a law created by the state of California that has gone into effect as of January 1st, 2020. The law aims to give Californians stronger control over how businesses use their data and requires companies to disclose certain information when asked by consumers. Like GDPR, CCPA applies to businesses that collect, store or use the personal data of an individual within California.
The main difference between GDPR and CCPA is in the scope of their reach. While GDPR applies to all companies operating within the European Union, the CCPA only applies to companies based in California or those doing business with consumers in California. Additionally, while GDPR provides individuals with a number of rights concerning their data (such as the right to be forgotten), the CCPA does not provide these same rights and instead focuses on providing transparency about how companies use consumer data.
Ultimately, both GDPR and CCPA are designed to protect consumer data from abuse by organizations and ensure that consumers have control over how their data is used.
GDPR vs CCPA the comparison
- Restrictions on how and why businesses can process personal data
- Additional protections for Sensitive Personal Data
- Privacy by design and privacy by default requirements
- Opt-in consent as a legal basis of processing
- Personal information includes data about devices and households
- Right to Object/Opt-Out only covers the sale of personal information (narrower than GDPR Right to Object)
- Access rights are broader
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