Radar and the California Consumer Privacy Act

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Consistent Incident Risk Scoring for CCPA Compliance

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a first of its kind in U.S. state law. Comparable in some ways to the GDPR, this regulation will require organizations to reexamine the ways data is collected, used, and protected.

Here’s what a proactive privacy team will do to mitigate risk and remain compliant with CCPA:

  • Stay ahead of changing privacy regulations through continuous monitoring of legislative updates
  • Analyze your data inventories and determine what data is subject to the CCPA (or other applicable laws, see below) at the data flow and data element level
  • Perform regular simulations and table-top exercises to better understand your company’s risk and identify areas for improvement within your privacy and incident response programs
  • Track your privacy incidents and notifications over time, capturing enough data to establish benchmarks, run trends analysis, and report on key metrics

Leverage the depth of the Radar platform to comply with the CCPA and meet current and future regulatory requirements for breach notification in the state of California and beyond.

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True or False?

Private right of action applies to breach of any data regulated under CCPA.

FALSE - Private right of action applies to a breach of data regulated under the general data breach notification law, not for the expanded data regulated under CCPA. It is critical that your organization have a clear understanding of what data elements are regulated under which laws to avoid over or under reporting.

While every incident comes with a presumption of breach, not every incident should trigger breach notification obligations. Only a consistent, defensible multi-factor incident risk assessment can help you avoid over-reporting.

Radar benchmarking data indicates less than 6% of the incidents impacting California residents in the past 2.5 years have triggered notification with best practices in privacy incident response.

Meet California state and federal breach notification requirements

Organizations subject to the CCPA are also likely to find themselves subject to the state’s existing breach notification regulations, including the California general breach notification law, sector-specific federal (HIPAA & GLBA) and state (California Health and Safety Code, Department of Insurance) regulations. Radar has you covered for all these complex and often overlapping obligations with an automated and consistent multi-factor incident risk assessment and breach notification decision support under all applicable California regulations. Radar’s patented and proven solution simplifies compliance with CCPA and helps you effectively manage organizational data privacy risks because when it comes to incident response, a workflow approach without proven risk of harm assessment automation is simply not good enough.

Stay ahead of changing regulations with regulatory watchlists and always-up-to-date breach law overviews

Since the passage of the CCPA in 2018, hundreds of amendments to the CCPA have been proposed, large and small. Should an amendment pass that would impact regulatory requirements around breach notification, it will be noted in the Radar regulatory watchlist and incorporated into the Breach Guidance Engine™ for automated risk scoring to ensure compliance.

The Radar regulatory team continuously tracks new and evolving global data breach notification laws and regulations. Radar users have access to summaries of hundreds of data breach notification statutes within the Radar Law Overviews, as well as a regulatory watchlist of pending legislation.

Get the big picture view of your organization’s privacy program with real-time reports and at-a-glance dashboards

Creating a strong culture of compliance requires transparency and the ability to view your privacy program’s workings from a high level. Radar allows you to track incidents over time, review trends, and benchmark and measure your privacy program all key in getting the data needed for process improvements as well as executive and board-level reporting.

Beyond CCPA: Unified Framework for Your Global Privacy Incident Risk Assessment and Response

Bring consistency and efficiency to your incident response management process with Radar’s unified global framework, the only software that uses purpose-built automation to quantify and reduce risk and simplify compliance with global data breach notification laws, including the EU GDPR, APAC, Canada’s PIPEDA, and U.S. Federal and state regulations – including the CCPA.

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