Both the GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy act were enacted in order to ensure proper privacy handling of information when a user visits various websites online, and both of those acts further specify the rights of a user when they’re surfing the internet.
In this section, you can read a little bit about each of the sections, and we will help you understand the importance from a consumer’s stand point when it comes to staying up to date on your various rights online.
In its essence, the CCPA or otherwise known as California Consumer Privacy Act are very common to the European GDPR, as it helps regulate how personal information is handled. Unlike the GDPR, which applies to businesses that serve European users, the CCPA is a statute that regulates businesses when it comes to how they handle information related to California users, and it’s a state-wide data privacy law, that went into effect at the beginning of the year 2020.
The GDPR is a relatively new data privacy law that businesses have to abide by if they are serving users in the European union, and it is also the toughest law on the issue in the world, as per GDPR.eu. With the law going into effect May 25, 2018, the European union took a harsh stance on the privacy of its residents, as people are handing over a lot of personal data to the companies that they are using online.
The introduction of this law is a natural continuance of the EU’s convention on human rights that was introduced in 1950, giving everyone the right to their private life, no matter where they fared, and has given them the right to legislate this topic.
Wit fast moving internet companies and entities, the EU quickly discovered that a lot of privacy concerns were not being adequately addressed, and more modern protections were required to ensure the safety of their residents’ information and privacy. It initially led to the introduction of the European Data Protection Directive in 1995, which set a bunch of minimum standards, although still leaving it very much up to the member states how those standards were to be introduced and addressed, and a bunch of actions later led to the more established introduction of the GDPR, after a range of actions including Google being sued by one of their users.
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