Understanding and Achieving CPRA Compliance

The CPRA enhances consumer privacy protections in California by expanding the existing CCPA and introducing new requirements.

What is CPRA?

The CPRA, enacted in November 2020, enhances the existing privacy framework established by the CCPA. It introduces new requirements for handling sensitive personal information, greater transparency in data practices, and more robust enforcement mechanisms. A key feature of CPRA is establishing the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA), tasked with overseeing compliance and enforcing regulations.

Critical Aspects of CPRA Compliance

CPRA introduces stricter guidelines for sensitive personal data, including social security numbers, financial information, and precise geolocation data. Businesses must ensure this data is protected and only used for necessary purposes.

CPRA expands consumer rights to include the right to correct inaccurate personal information and to limit the use and disclosure of sensitive personal data. This builds on existing rights to access, delete, and opt out of the sale of personal information.

Businesses must collect only the data necessary for specific purposes and retain it as long as needed. This principle ensures that data is not held longer than necessary, reducing the risk of breaches and misuse.

Regular risk assessments and audits are mandatory under CPRA to ensure compliance and identify potential vulnerabilities in data handling processes.

Companies must update their contracts with third parties to ensure they comply with CPRA standards, particularly concerning the handling and protecting of personal information.

Who Needs to Comply?

Non-compliance with CPRA can result in significant penalties, including fines and legal action. CPRA primarily applies to businesses that collect personal data from California residents. This includes companies with annual gross revenues exceeding $25 million, buying, selling, or sharing personal data of 100,000 or more consumers or households, or deriving 50% or more of their annual revenue from selling personal information.

How Cocoon CS Helps Achieve CPRA Compliance

Cocoon CS is not just a tool; it's a comprehensive platform designed to streamline CPRA compliance. It makes adhering to the stringent requirements more straightforward, giving businesses the confidence they need to navigate the complex landscape of data privacy regulations.


By leveraging Cocoon CS, companies can streamline their compliance efforts and significantly reduce the risk of violations. This enhanced protection will benefit the business and enhance consumer trust through robust data privacy practices.

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