The California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) is intended to further the constitutional right of privacy by giving California consumers “an effective way to control their personal information, thereby affording better protection for their own privacy and autonomy, by:

A. Giving California consumers the right to know what categories of personal information a business has collected about them and their children.

B. Giving California consumers the right to know whether a business has sold this personal information, or disclosed it for a business purpose, and to whom.

C. Requiring a business to disclose to a California consumer if it sells any ofthe consumer’s personal information and allowing a consumer to tell the business to stop selling the consumer’s personal information.

D. Preventing a business from denying, changing, or charging more for a service if a California consumer requests information about the business’s collection or sale of the consumer’s personal information, or refuses to allow the business to sell the consumer’s personal information.

E. Requiring businesses to safeguard California consumers’ personal information and holding them accountable if such information is compromised as a result of a security breach arising from the business’s failure to take reasonable steps to protect the security of consumers’ sensitive information” (California State Attorney General, 2017, November 20).


California State Attorney General. (2017, November 20). The Consumer Right of Privacy Act of 2018″ – Version 2 No. 17-0039 (Filed October 12, 2017). Retrieved from