FAQs: Complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

November 16, 2018 by Alex Scheinman


The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect on January 1, 2020. Passed as Assembly Bill 375, the CCPA expands on previous California data privacy laws, effectively producing the most comprehensive data use legislation in the United States and granting California residents “increased control” over their data. Here’s what you need to know to prepare for the compliance deadline.

How Can My Business Prepare for CCPA Compliance?

To learn more about the CCPA and how you can prepare, download one of our frequently asked questions guides:

On-Demand CCPA Webcast

We recently conducted a webcast on the CCPA regulation and what you need to know to be in compliance. You can view the replay here: Webcast: California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and Increasing Demands on the Privacy Office.

How We Help

ACA’s CCPA compliance assistance service is designed to assess your company’s readiness to comply with CCPA requirements and help implement best practices for achieving broader privacy risk and compliance objectives across your enterprise. Our team of experienced consultants can review your company’s personal data collecting activities to build a data inventory, identify risks and gaps relative to the requirements of CCPA, and assist with building a practical action plan to address deficiencies.

For more information, contact info@acaaponix.com or your ACA consultant.

About the Author

Alex Scheinman is the Director of Privacy at ACA Aponix, the cybersecurity and IT risk division of ACA Compliance Group. In this role, he oversees ACA Aponix’s CCPA and GDPR data processing reviews and data privacy compliance efforts. Prior to ACA, Alex served as a Privacy Manager in EY’s cyber practice. While at EY, Alex oversaw multinational privacy gap assessments for Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies against regulatory and industry frameworks including GDPR, PIPEDA, HIPAA, and COPPA.

Earlier in his career, he served as an adjunct professor at George Mason University teaching conflict analysis and resolution. Alex earned a B.A. in English from the University of Michigan, an M.A. in Literary Theory and Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University.