California’s Attorney General has clearly specified in its latest statement that the state is not planning to extend the timeline for the digital law compliance after January 1st, 2020.
Fundamentally, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) authorizes online service users to put a request to companies like e-commerce websites and social media to delete their data stored on servers and opt-out of having data sold to 3rd parties.
Therefore, companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon should show some cautiousness while storing data of users hailing from California.
And if they show callousness towards these policies, then they have face heavy penalties ranging from half of their yearly turnover to all of their profits for a financial year.
“As we are just an agency, we will put an effort towards companies which demonstrate an effort to comply,” says a statement released by a spokesperson belonging to California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.
Now to those who do not know much about the privacy bill, it was passed in June 2018 with a compliance deadline of January 1st,2020. And the bill was available for public comment till December 6th,2019 and will be enforced by July 1st,2020.
Federal lawmakers are looking at the Privacy Act implementation in California as the start of a new regime where online services customers will be treated like kings and queens when it comes to their data storage and privacy. And let’s hope that the success of this act will pave way for more such implementations in other states with regards to privacy.