California currently leads the country in considering data privacy and the steps that should be taken to protect it. Two recent laws stand out – The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 and the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020. Here I’d like to make an effort to provide an explanation of how the two acts work together.
The California Consumer Privacy Act has added a new level of protection for California consumers – including library users — but it’s still young. This series will track one library’s exploration of how well its vendors comply with the new laws.