As of January 1st, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), grants employees the right to know what information large companies are collecting about them.
Employees will have the right to say no to the sale of their information and also have the right to have data deleted. Employees will have the right to know of third parties who their data is shared with, sources of where their data was acquired, and to know the purpose the business has to collect such information. Violating this Act can cost up to $2,500 per violation.
The CCPA lists the following categories of personal information:
* Identifiers (such as name, email address, social security number, IP address, etc.)
* Protected legal characteristics
* Commercial information
* Biometric information
* Internet activity