United States: California Updates Privacy Act
Updates have been to the California Privacy Act and will become effective January 1, 2020. Under the Act, the personal information of those within the California area is protected. Residents:
- are entitled to know why and how their information is being collected;
- have the right to request certain additional information;
- have the right to know if and where the information is being sold or disclosed (and the right to object to this); and
- have the right to have their information deleted.
Employers should consider if the Act applies to them, and if so determine what information they collect and why they collect it. Processes for data requests from California residents should be implemented and privacy policies should be updated.