The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) has changed the face of data privacy practices across many technical domains, including mobile app development. App developers must work to understand the CCPA because it requires that mobile developers make significant changes in both their code and their business practices.
What is CCPA?
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a wide reaching data privacy law that went into effect January 1st, 2020. It governs the way that any app developer, website owner, or business handling personal data of a California resident protects this information. App developers seeking more information to help them with CCPA compliance can start here to read the text of the legislation.
CCPA Compliance for Mobile App Developers
While the long term implications of the CCPA and the regulators’ enforcement priorities remain to be seen, one thing is certain:
CCPA has wide-reaching data privacy requirements—and the most regulatory enforcement ‘teeth’—of any state-based US regulation to date.
It’s clear that CCPA compliance calls upon mobile app developers to rethink many of their data handling methods, their data sharing practices, their capabilities for deleting personal data on command, and their monetization strategies.
To help the mobile app development community meet CCPA compliance, Flurry put together this guide to help clear up the common misperceptions among mobile stakeholders that could prove costly. We believe knowing these facts can help mobile developers stay ahead of the most common pitfalls and avoid finding themselves in the regulators’ sites.
Download the Full Guide to Learn the Following:
- The jurisdictional scope of CCPA law
- How CCPA differs from GDPR
- How CCPA defines “personal information” and “data sale”
- Developer requirements around personal data tracking and opt-out
- How to prepare for additional privacy legislation