California AB-375 Privacy: Personal Information- Businesses

California State Assembly Seal

California State Assembly Seal

[ Approved by the Governor on June 28, 2018. Filed with the Secretary of State on June 28, 2018. ]

This bill would enact the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. Beginning January 1, 2020, the bill would grant a consumer a right to request a business to disclose

  • the categories and specific pieces of personal information that it collects about the consumer,
  • the categories of sources from which that information is collected,
  • the business purposes for collecting or selling the information,
  • and the categories of 3rd parties with which the information is shared.

The bill would require a business to make disclosures about the information and the purposes for which it is used.

The bill would grant a consumer the right to request deletion of personal information and would require the business to delete upon receipt of a verified request, as specified.

The bill would grant a consumer a right to request that a business that sells the consumer’s personal information, or discloses it for a business purpose,

  • disclose the categories of information that it collects
  • and categories of information
  • and the identity of 3rd parties to which the information was sold or disclosed.
  • The bill would require a business to provide this information in response to a verifiable consumer request.

The bill would authorize a consumer to opt out of the sale of personal information by a business and would prohibit the business from discriminating against the consumer for exercising this right, including by charging the consumer who opts out a different price or providing the consumer a different quality of goods or services, except if the difference is reasonably related to value provided by the consumer’s data. 

Read the entire text of California Bill AB 375