California Consumer Privacy Act – What It Means for You ๐Ÿ—“

— learn about some of the best practices for data protection

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IEEE Buenaventura Section
Meeting Date: November 6, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Dhruv Pandya
Location: Thousand Oaks
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

m locks on filing cabinets and safety deposit boxes in banks, privacy has been of paramount importance to modern man. In our digitized world, where everything from banking to grocery shopping happens digitally, the importance of data privacy is more evident than ever.

The concept of data privacy involves personal data such as personally identifiable information (PII) and personal health information (PHI) which can include Social Security numbers, health, and medical records, financial data, including bank account and credit card numbers, and even basic (but still sensitive) information, such as full names, addresses, and birthdates.

To ensure data privacy, the European Union has pioneered and enacted multiple data-protection directives. With the revised General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the European Union has become the focal point of the global dialogue on individual data privacy. As for the United States, a ballot initiative began in California in 2018 to gain more data privacy and protection for California citizens. This led to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) being enacted on June 28, 2018. This law comes in effect from January 2020 and the enforcement will begin in July 2020. We will learn about the general information on CCPA, who needs to comply, what data it covers. We will also learn about some of the best practices for data encryption and protection.

Dhruv Pandya is an information security specialist at a leading market research firm. He holds a masterโ€™s degree in computer science and a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering. He believes that learning is a perennial process. His master’s thesis included a research contribution to the SoCal High Technology Task Force. As a computer engineer and a budding computer scientist, Dhruv has a strong background in Information Security, Digital Forensics, Compliance Frameworks, and Cryptography.