California’s Domino Effect on U.S. Privacy Regulation

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In this video, a security expert discusses the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and its potential impact on privacy regulation across the U.S.

LAS VEGAS – The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which goes into effect in January 2020, will implement strict requirements for companies to create more transparency about how user data is being used and disseminated.

Microsoft’s acknowledgement this week that it will extend CCPA to all of its users in the United States reminds tech and enterprise companies that the law’s implementation is looming — and that they need to be prepared in terms of compliance, OpenText’s Janet De Guzman told Threatpost.

CCPA, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other high-profile privacy acts are becoming more standard — and the CCPA in particular is starting a new wave of privacy-focused laws and standards in the U.S., said De Guzman.

At ENFUSE 2019, Threatpost talked to De Guzman about what this means for consumers, how companies can prepare themselves for compliance — and whether newer technology — such as Amazon Echo or Ring doorbells — will change the privacy game even more.

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