California Data Privacy Act Takes Effect

On 28 June 2018, California became the first U.S. state to adopt its own data privacy regulation. The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (AB 375) applies to for-profit companies that either 1) have annual revenue of more than $25 million, 2) handle information of 50,000 or more consumers or 3) make 50% or more income from selling information. The law allows Californians to 1) determine what data is being collected,  2) see what data is be provided to third parties, 3) prevent the sale of their data, 4) access their data, and 5) control their data without penalty.