In this increasingly computerized and digital world that we live in, the protection of a user’s data has become very important. There have been calls for regulations and provisions to be set up, controlling how consumer data is collected, stored, and processed. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is one of the most important laws affecting businesses on a global scale.
However, for a more localized context, specifically the state of California, we have the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The statute not only applies to businesses that are located in California but also to those that don’t have a physical address in the state. As long as your company/ brand does business in California, you will need to ensure you comply with its provisions.
One such requirement is data mapping. This article seeks to advise entities and brands on how to approach the issue and get compliant with CCPA regulations.