What Florida Businesses Need to Know About the CCPA
Florida Businesses and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
The CCPA applies to any business or for-profit entity, including LLCs, corporations, sole proprietorships, and partnerships, that fall into one of the following categories:
- Businesses that collect personal information, either directly or through a third party, and decide how the data will be used and processed (again, either directly or through a third party).
- Businesses that operate in California and either:
- have gross yearly revenue of $25 million or more (adjusted for inflation);
- buy, receive, share, or sell the personal information of more than 50,000 consumers, households, or devices (either alone or in combination) each year; or
- make at least half of their annual revenue from selling consumers’ personal information.
Certain businesses and transactions are exempt from the CCPA, such as those that:
- Collect or sell personal information if it is done entirely outside of California.
- Make a single transaction and do not hold on to any collected personal information.
- Sell personal information as a part of a merger or acquisition.
- Must do so in the process of complying with other laws, defending legal claims, or cooperating with law enforcement.
- Operate in an industry that already has sector-specific privacy or data protection laws in place.