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There are no shortage of opportunities for hackers and other fraudsters to gain access to personal and financial information throughout the year, but the holidays seem to magnify them because of the increases in shopping, entertaining and travel.

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The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will apply to a wide range of businesses that handle Californians’ PI, obligating such businesses to comply with a host of new requirements governing their collection, use and sharing of PI. (Photo: ALM Archives) The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will apply to a wide range of businesses that handle Californians’ PI, obligating such businesses to comply with a host of new requirements governing their collection, use and sharing of PI. (Photo: ALM Archives)

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a comprehensive new consumer protection law set to take effect on Jan. 1, 2020. In the wake of the CCPA’s passage, approximately 15 other states introduced their own CCPA-like privacy legislation, and similar proposals are being considered at the federal level. However, so far only Nevada has passed new consumer privacy laws, adding a do-not-sell right to its existing online privacy law, effective Oct. 1, 2019.

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