New Privacy Law in California Could Stop Big Tech from Collecting and Selling Your Personal Data. Article Includes Links to Remove Your Data, Even If You Don’t Live in CA.

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California’s Consumer Privacy Act allows users to request a copy of the data that tech companies have on them, delete the data when they no longer want a company to have it, and demand that their data isn’t sold to third parties. A number of large companies are extending the new law to users outside of California. Consumers must contact each company individually to exercise their rights under the new law. This article contains a list of dozens of large companies and their contact links to take control over the collected data. -GEG

Excerpt from Washington Post:

Okay, let’s do it! Where do I click?

The list below includes many of the companies where I’ve submitted CCPA requests, with the best links I could find to exercise the rights to opt out of sale, access and delete data. I’ve separated out the companies that have indicated they’ll offer CCPA rights to all Americans. As I find more, or discover that companies change their forms or policies, I’ll update the list.

There are more resources available: A crowdsourced list stored on GitHub, an online resource for coders, has an even longer list of links to company-specific CCPA information pages. Common Sense Media is also building out the website Donotsell.org as a resource for CCPA requests, as is CAPrivacy.org, run by one of the authors of the law. The Electronic Frontier Foundation offers a simple guide on its website, and the Electronic Privacy Information Center has a handy draft form letter to use in cases where companies don’t offer web forms.

If you’re looking for a company not included in any of these resources, I recommend finding the privacy policy on its website and searching for the word California — that’s typically the best place to start.

Updated Feb. 6, 2020. (Thanks to all the readers adding to this list.)

These companies accept CCPA requests from all Americans

These companies accept CCPA requests from California residents:

Read full article from the Washington Post here…

Additional source:

https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/08/ccpa-privacy-law-rocky-start/

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