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California’s CCPA an opportunity for security industry to do better

January 2, 2020

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and a related internet of things (IoT) privacy law, SB-327, formally came into effect on 1 January 2020 in a landmark move that will strengthen cyber security protections for Californians and paves the way for more US states to adopt similar laws of their own.

Although similar in intent to the European Union’s (EU’s) General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), CCPA contains a number of differences – set out in more detail here – and is somewhat less stringent in its scope, with some describing it as a “light” version of the European laws.

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