The California Attorney General’s office recently announced that French multinational personal care and beauty products retailer Sephora, Inc. has agreed to pay $1.2 million to resolve allegations that the company violated the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), making it the first settlement under California’s landmark privacy law.
The CCPA is a first-in-the-nation law that was passed in 2018 and went into effect in 2020. It gives Californians the right to know what information a business collects about them and shares; the right to delete personal information collected from them; the right to opt out of the sale of their personal information; and the right to not be discriminated against for exercising all the right the CCPA gives them. Oftentimes, online retailers allow third-party companies to install tracking software to monitor a consumer’s shopping trends.
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