California’s new, landmark privacy law “The California Consumer Privacy Act” (CCPA), was unanimously passed by California lawmakers and signed into law by the Governor on June 28th, 2018. It gives California consumers unprecedented personal data protections and sets the tone for similar legislation in other states. This is based on the recent data breaches, and the negative public reaction to them, have underscored the low tolerance consumers have for the perceived misuse of their data, especially as they are constantly being asked to share more and more of it. Governments worldwide are responding to the growing calls for legislation around the protection of personal data. This would require significant changes to their data, information management and information systems for companies dealing in personal data.