California’s New Privacy Act May Drive Tighter Controls in Data Centers

If you haven’t felt much of an effect from this year’s rollout of the European General Data Protection Regulation, there’s a new law out of California that tackles similar issues and has the potential to affect enterprise data center users.

Both laws make consumer privacy a higher priority by punishing companies that abuse private user data, though they approach it in different ways.

Related: What Europe’s New Data Protection Law Means for Data Center Operators

Both apply to companies regardless of where they are based, as long as they provide some service to either Europe’s or California’s residents. And both have steep fines for non-compliance.

European fines are based on the offending company’s total global revenue, while the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) fines offenders based on the number of records affected by a breach or privacy policy violation, up to $7,500 per compromised record.

Read full article at Data Center Knowledge.