TechRepublic 10 things you should never do in Excel Read More In a surprising announcement, Microsoft said in a blog post today that it would apply California’s upcoming strict privacy legislation to all its US users, and not just Californians. The California Consumer Privacy Act , or CCPA, is currently set to go into effect on January 1, 2020. The upcoming law is considered one of the most restrictive privacy legislations in the world world. Under the CCPA, companies must be transparent about the type of data they collect from users and how they use it. In addition, companies must also provide users with the option to prevent their personal information from being sold. As you can imagine, the CCPA didn’t go well with all the California-based tech companies, most of which get a large part of their yearly revenue from selling customer data to advertisers. Ever since it was announced, the CCPA came under heavy fire from companies and lobby groups alike. Most efforts focused on delaying the law as much as possible and asking Congress to pass a federal, US-wide, legislation instead , to supersede the much stricter CCPA. However, California officials ignored all pressure and opted to… Read full this story
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