OneTrust launches new California Consumer Privacy Act tool

OneTrust, a provider of privacy management and marketing compliance , has launched a free assessment for businesses to benchmark preparedness for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

Its California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 Initial Planning Assessment is available for International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) members and OneTrust customers.
According to the IAPP, 500,000 U.S. companies, including a large number of small- and medium-sized businesses, will need to comply with the CCPA, the new U.S. privacy law that will go into effect on January 2020.

The legislation states companies must inform consumers about the categories of personal information to be collected and the purposes of its use at or before the point of collection. It also gives California residents several new rights over their data, including the right to request information about the sources and purposes of personal information collection, the right of deletion of personal information and the right to ‘opt-out’ of the sale of their personal information.

“”While we expect the California Consumer Privacy Act text will evolve before the 2020 deadline, this assessment gives businesses a tool to understand how their business processes may be impacted by the new law,” said Kabir Barday, OneTrust CEO and Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP).

“”Preparing for new privacy regulations can cause operational and financial challenges, especially for small- and medium-sized businesses. The IAPP-OneTrust Initial Planning Assessment provides these companies a free solution to benchmark their CCPA readiness and helps them prepare for 2020.”

Its California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 Initial Planning Assessment provides companies a tool to prepare for the new law, based on its current text. The tool evaluates how the CCPA may impact organisational operations and gives companies insight into their privacy program readiness.

OneTrust is co-headquartered in Atlanta, GA and in London, UK, with additional offices in Munich, Bangalore and Hong Kong. More than 1,500 customers, including 200 of the Global 2,000, use OneTrust to comply with data privacy regulations across sectors and jurisdictions, including the EU GDPR, ePrivacy (Cookie Law) and now the California Consumer Privacy Act.

OneTrust helps organisations implement GDPR requirements, including Data Protection by Design (PbD), Data Protection Impact Assessments (PIA/DPIA), Vendor Risk Management, Incident and Breach Management, Records of Processing (Data Mapping), Universal Consent and Preference Management, ePrivacy Cookie Consent, Data Subject Access Rights, Portability and Right to Be Forgotten.

Earlier this year, OneTrust and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) launched an updated Consent and Data Subject Rights Platform. Available for IAPP members, the platform features solutions to support compliance with data protection regulations, including the GDPR and the ePrivacy Directive.

OneTrust also recently claimed that its data subject access rights (DSAR) tool has helped organisations handle more than 10,000 requests within two weeks of the GDPR go-live date of 25 May.

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