When the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) was passed on June 28, 2018, it became the toughest privacy law in the history of the United States. With its intense focus on consumer rights and new requirements around consent, collection of information, the sale of information, and more, many began comparing it to the EU’s GDPR. With a January 1, 2020, effective date looming, compliance with this groundbreaking regulation should be a priority for every in-scope organization.
Because no state has ever published a law like this one, there seems to be more questions than answers surrounding this regulation. How will this impact my organization? Who is in scope? How does this align with the GDPR? How do we tackle compliance? When do we start implementing it? Focal Point is one of the first companies to offer CCPA compliance services to organizations who must meet these new requirements. Our experts have dedicated their time and energy to researching, analyzing, and monitoring this key regulation in order to build an innovative suite of CCPA compliance services for our clients, from readiness assessments to advisory services to ongoing support.
FOCAL POINT'S CCPA TEAM
Our team consists of Certified Information Privacy Professionals (CIPP), Certified Information Systems Security Professionals (CISSP), and Certified Information System Auditors (CISA), as well as specialists in complex domestic and international regulations and frameworks. While Focal Point is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice, our team includes a number legal experts with experience in industry and at some of the leading privacy law firms in the nation, allowing us to quickly interpret and provide guidance on rapidly evolving regulations.
We’ve already begun helping organizations approach CCPA compliance, using a methodology that integrates these new requirements seamlessly into their existing privacy programs. Our team has years of experience working with global organizations to implement GDPR and HIPAA programs, manage vendor risk, utilize data mapping and analytics, and support clients' privacy resources with top-industry tools and proven expertise, which they leverage on every project.
CCPA COMPLIANCE SERVICE OFFERINGS
Focal Point has designed a suite of CCPA readiness services that will help your organization meet the new requirements of this regulation, support you in your compliance efforts, and evolve your program with your organization. Our service model helps organizations assess, mature, and manage their data privacy programs, including CCPA compliance.
CCPA READINESS ASSESSMENT
Focal Point’s CCPA readiness assessment evaluates the effectiveness of your current data privacy program to identify opportunities to align your program with the CCPA. Our expert evaluation includes thorough documentation reviews, stakeholder interviews, and asset identification to map current state against the CCPA’s requirements. The final deliverable is a detailed, actionable roadmap to CaCPA compliance.
CCPA ADVISORY SERVICES
The Focal Point team will aid your professionals in designing a tailored CCPA compliance framework and executing your roadmap to compliance. Our experts will help you through every step of the implementation process, so your organization can be confident that it is compliant when the regulation goes into effect in 2020. Our team can assist in the design and implementation of all areas of your CCPA compliance program and help integrate with existing activities, including:
Once your CCPA compliance program is fully implemented, our team can provide ongoing support, helping you monitor and manage the progress of your compliance program and scale your program with your business. In addition, our team will stay current with all amendments to the regulation and can help with the implementation of new requirements as they arise.
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