California Enacts Sweeping Privacy Act

From OMA Connections Partner, Dinsmore: “In a unanimous vote on June 28, 2018, California lawmakers enacted a landmark, first-of-its-kind data privacy law that is intended to give consumers greater control over how their personal information is collected, stored, and sold by companies with whom they do business. Known as the “California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018,” the new law mirrors many of the protections recently enacted in the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and could dramatically alter how businesses handle the data of California residents. Under the new law, consumers will have a right to know what information is being collected and how it is shared. They can also opt out businesses being able to sell their information and request that businesses delete any personal information in their possession.”

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