The GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy act were enacted to ensure proper privacy handling of information when a user visits various websites online. Both of those acts further specify a user’s rights when they’re surfing the internet.
In this section, you can read a little bit about each section. We will help you understand the importance from a consumer’s standpoint when staying up to date on your various rights online.
The CCPA is otherwise known as California Consumer Privacy Act. It is very much like the European GDPR. It helps regulate how personal information is handled. Unlike the GDPR, the CCPA is a statute that regulates businesses handling information related to California users. GDPR applies to European countries. CCPA is a state-wide data privacy law that went into effect at the beginning of 2020.
The GDPR is a relatively new data privacy law that businesses must abide by to serve users in the European Union. It is also the toughest law on the issue in the world, as per GDPR.eu. The law went into effect May 25, 2018. The European Union took a harsh stance on the privacy of its residents. People are handing over a lot of personal data to the companies they are using online. GDPR helps address those concerns.
The introduction of this law is a natural continuance of the EU’s convention on human rights introduced in 1950. It gives everyone the right to private life, no matter where they fared. It has given them the right to legislate on this topic.
With fast-moving internet companies and entities, the EU quickly discovered that many privacy concerns were not adequately addressed. More current 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. It set many minimum standards. It still left it very much up to the member states how those standards were introduced and addressed. Many actions later led to the more established introduction of the GDPR after a range of actions. They include Google being sued by one of their user countries.
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