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OneTrust Launches New California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 Initial Planning Assessment as Part of Free IAPP Tool
Thursday, July 12, 2018

The new assessment helps business understand their CCPA preparedness and will be updated based on anticipated iterations to the law

ATLANTA, JULY 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- OneTrust, the global leader in privacy management and marketing compliance with 1,500 customers, including 200 of the Global 2,000, today announced a free assessment for businesses to benchmark preparedness for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 Initial Planning Assessment is available today at no cost for International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) members and OneTrust customers.

Register for the webinar: New CCPA Assessment: Initial Planning for California Consumer Privacy Act on Tuesday, July 24 at 11:00 AM EDT

According to the IAPP, 500,000 U.S. companies, including a large number of small- and medium-sized businesses, will need to comply with the CCPA, the new U.S. privacy law that will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. As it is currently written, the act states companies must inform consumers about the categories of personal information to be collected and the purposes of its use at or before the point of collection. The law also gives California residents several new rights over their data, including the right to request information about the sources and purposes of personal information collection, the right of deletion of personal information and the right to 'opt-out' of the sale of their personal information.

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 Initial Planning Assessment provides companies a tool to prepare for the new law, based on its current text. The assessment evaluates how the CCPA may impact organizational operations and gives companies insight into their privacy program readiness. OneTrust will continue to update the assessment for users of the freely distributed IAPP tool and other enterprise customers based on anticipated guidance and changes to the law. IAPP members can access the tool through the IAPP resources portal and other companies can request the assessment for free from the OneTrust website.

To get the free California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 Initial Planning Assessment, visit

"The California Consumer Privacy Act will require many organizations to examine, and perhaps adjust, the way they collect and handle personal data before it comes into force in 2020," said IAPP President and CEO J. Trevor Hughes. "While the law may not be fully baked yet, using tools like OneTrust's can help organizations get started on understanding new compliance obligations and planning responses."

"While we expect the California Consumer Privacy Act text will evolve before the 2020 deadline, this assessment gives businesses a tool to understand how their business processes may be impacted by the new law," said Kabir Barday, OneTrust CEO and Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP). "Preparing for new privacy regulations can cause operational and financial challenges, especially for small- and medium-sized businesses. The IAPP-OneTrust Initial Planning Assessment provides these companies a free solution to benchmark their CCPA readiness and helps them prepare for 2020."


    --  Get the free California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 Initial Planning
    --  Register for the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 Initial
        Planning Assessment webinar on Tuesday, July 24 at 11:00 AM EDT
    --  Download the whitepaper: A Comprehensive Guide to the California
        Consumer Privacy Act of 2018
    --  Learn more about the California Consumer Privacy Act
    --  Connect with OneTrust on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+

For additional information, or to request a live OneTrust Privacy Management Software demo, visit or email

About OneTrust
OneTrust is the global leader in privacy management and marketing compliance software. More than 1,500 customers, including 200 of the Global 2,000, use OneTrust to comply with data privacy regulations across sectors and jurisdictions, including the EU GDPR, ePrivacy (Cookie Law) and California Consumer Privacy Act. An additional 7,000 organizations use OneTrust's technology through a partnership with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the world's largest global information privacy community.

The software, available in 50+ languages, is backed by over 16 awarded patents and can be deployed in an EU cloud or on-premise. The comprehensive platform is based on a combination of intelligent scanning, regulator guidance-based questionnaires, automated workflows and developer plugins used together to automatically generate the record keeping required for an organization to demonstrate compliance to regulators and auditors. The platform is enriched with content from hundreds of templates based on the world-class privacy research conducted by our 100+ in-house certified privacy professionals.

OneTrust helps organizations implement GDPR requirements, including Data Protection by Design (PbD), Data Protection Impact Assessments (PIA/DPIA), Vendor Risk Management, Incident and Breach Management, Records of Processing (Data Mapping), Universal Consent and Preference Management, ePrivacy Cookie Consent, Data Subject Access Rights, Portability and Right to Be Forgotten.

PrivacyConnect, OneTrust's global user community, hosts in-person workshops in 85 international cities, and is attended by thousands of privacy professionals to share best practices.

OneTrust is co-headquartered in Atlanta, GA and in London, UK, with additional offices in Munich, Bangalore and Hong Kong. The fast-growing team of privacy and technology experts surpasses 400 employees worldwide. To learn more, visit

About IAPP
The IAPP is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource. Founded in 2000, the IAPP is a not-for-profit organization that helps define, support and improve the privacy profession globally.

Media Contact:
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+1 770-294-4668

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