privacy

In 2020, Californians will have new privacy rights online

The internet is going to look, and work, a little different starting today. That’s because Californians have new rights over how their personal information is gathered, stored and sold by any company operating in the state as of Jan. 1, thanks to the California Consumer Privacy Act, or CCPA.

As businesses scramble to get in compliance with the law, you’ve probably seen a rash of pop-up notifications and emails about privacy policy updates. You also may have noticed the small-print “do not sell my information” buttons that have started appearing at the bottom of websites.

But what are these new rights? How can you actually exercise them? And will any of this make a difference in how you use the internet?

Three new rights are at the heart of the CCPA, the strongest consumer data privacy law in the nation: the right to know, the right to delete, and the

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