Fox Unveils Easy-to-Use Online Tool to Determine CCPA Exposure

September 19, 2019 – Press Releases

As the 2020 deadline for California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) compliance rapidly approaches, Fox Rothschild LLP has deployed a new online resource to help companies determine if this new data privacy mandate applies to them.

CCPA is expected to be a game-changer for businesses that process sensitive personal data and do business in California. Fox’s CCPA Scope Adviser enables them to assess their exposure now, while there is time to design and implement a compliance plan.

“CCPA provides consumers with significantly more control over their personal information,” said Mark G. McCreary, Fox’s Chief Privacy Officer and co-chair of the firm’s Privacy & Data Security Practice. “Many companies that don’t think they are subject to the law could be in for an unpleasant surprise in 2020. Our tool is intended to help businesses evaluate their liability and ensure they are prepared for the January deadline.”

CCPA imposes strict new data privacy and disclosure standards on many for-profit companies headquartered inside — and outside — the state’s borders, and it carries significant penalties for noncompliance.

Companies that contract with entities that are subject to CCPA will also be affected.

“Don’t assume your company is outside the scope of CCPA,” McCreary said. “It is imperative that businesses determine their exposure and map out the personal data they collect and locations where it is stored now so that if a consumer makes a request for information under CCPA, a response can be appropriately managed.” 

Fox’s free CCPA Scope Adviser tool takes the form of an easy-to-use Q&A that determines if your company falls under the requirements of the CCPA, and suggests necessary first steps to ensure compliance by 2020.

To see if your company is subject to CCPA, visit CCPA Scope Adviser here.

For help creating a CCPA compliance plan, contact Privacy & Data Security Practice Co-Chairs Mark McCreary and Elizabeth Litten, or Odia Kagan, Chair of Fox’s GDPR Compliance & International Privacy Practice.