Why we need a federal data privacy law – and how CCPA sets the pace

August 21, 2020
Chairman of Californians for Consumer Privacy Alastair MacTaggart testifies about data privacy during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee March 12, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Today’s columnist, Akamai’s Steve Winterfeld, updates readers on the progress of the California data privacy law and pushes for federal privacy legislation. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
  • Creates a new sensitive personal information category with rights that let residents stop businesses from using such information, including health or financial data, or knowing and selling personal location without knowledge or consent.
  • Triples CCPA fines for collecting and selling children’s private information. It would also require opt-in consent to sell to consumers under the age of 16. Children ages 14 to 16 can opt-in themselves, while children 13 and under need parental approval.
  • Establishes a new state agency to protect privacy rights, the California Privacy Protection Agency.
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