Quick Facts The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) was signed into law on June 28, 2018 and went into effect on January 1, 2020. The CCPA is a sweeping data privacy regulation thatgrants a number of privacy rights to consumers, and compliance obligations to businesses with regard to the collection and sale of personal information.
WHAT IS IT? Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) was passed into law by Congress in 1998. The Federal Trade Commission issued enforcement regulations, which became effective on April 21, 2000. COPPA protects the information about children by placing parents in control of what information businesses may collect.
A recent study published in this month’s issue of Health Policy and Technology included these key findings: healthcare companies think the CCPA lacks regulatory clarity and has a low risk of enforcement. If Europe’s GDPR and California’s enforcement activities thus far are any guide, healthcare companies that fall into complacency about CCPA enforcement will be in