It's been barely a week but already lots of debate over compliance. Not all companies agree on what selling or sharing their customer's personal data means. While some have added a 'Do Not Sell My Personal Info' button on their websites, others (we see you, Amazon and Facebook) refuse, saying they do not 'sell' customers' data. Sounds like hair-splitting to me.
More interesting: the CCPA is for California residents but many organisations, from Walmart to Microsoft and Mozilla, are already rolling out these rights nationwide. Only a matter of time before other states introduce their own privacy laws, with many already in the works. It's inevitable, given the glacial speed at which a federal privacy bill's being considered.
With lots of issues to iron out, the current 'real roller coaster' chaos will no doubt prevail. Still, the CCPA looks to be game-changing, not just for how consumers' personal data is handled Stateside, but also for many data usage business models.
Settle in for the bumpy ride.
Yours in HAT,