California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)


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Reviewing California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Violations

The Lyon Firm is reviewing California Consumer Privacy Act violations on behalf of plaintiffs. Contact our attorneys for a free CCPA compliance consultation.

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) gives consumers more control over their own personal information by limiting the kind of data that businesses collect about them. These recently enacted regulations provide CCPA compliance guidance to companies and explain new privacy rights for California consumers, including:

  • The right to know what personal information a business collects
  • The right to know collected data is used and shared
  • The right to delete personal information that has already been collected
  • The right to opt-out of the sale of personal information
  • The right to non-discrimination for exercising these privacy rights

What is CCPA Compliance?

As a California resident, you can ask businesses what personal information they have collected about you. You can ask them what they do with that information, you can ask them not to sell, and you can ask them to delete your personal information.

You also have the right to be notified, before or at the time businesses collect your personal information, of the types of personal information they are collecting and what they plan to do with it.

Importantly, businesses cannot discriminate against you for exercising these rights under the CCPA, and businesses cannot make you waive these rights. Businesses cannot deny goods or services, charge you a different price, or provide a different level or quality of goods or services.

Consumers should ask themselves the following questions:

  • Is a company’s data monitoring lawful, fair and transparent?
  • Is the company taking every reasonable step to erase or correct data that is inaccurate or incomplete?
  • Does the company delete personal data once they no longer need it?
  • Is the data collected appropriately secured?

Currently, only California residents have consumer rights under the CCPA, although congress is in the process of writing new federal legislation that mirrors much of the same consumer rights for as in the CCPA.

What are the Rights provided by CCPA?

Personal information is information that identifies, relates to, or could reasonably be linked with you or your household. This information can include the following:

  • Name
  • Social security number
  • Email address
  • Records of products purchased
  • Internet browsing history
  • Geolocation data
  • Fingerprints

Personal information does not include publicly available information such as professional licenses and public real estate/property records.

Does CCPA Apply to my Business?

You can sue businesses under the CCPA if your first name (or first initial) and last name in combination with any of the following is compromised:

  • Social security number
  • Driver’s license number
  • Tax identification number
  • Passport number
  • Military identification number
  • Other unique identification number issued on a government document
  • Financial account number
  • Credit card number
  • Debit card number with security code
  • Medical or health insurance information
  • Biometrics: Fingerprint, retina or iris image, or other unique biometric data

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ABOUT THE LYON FIRM

Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.

The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.

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The Firm offers contingency fees, advancing all costs of the litigation, and accepting the full financial risk, allowing our clients full access to the legal system while reducing the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare and financial needs.

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Why are CCPA Cases important?

Without personal data privacy violation class actions, large corporate defendants would be able to cause small amounts of harm over a large group of individuals without any risk of monetary penalty. By holding companies accountable for safely storing your personal information, every consumer will have more control over how their data is used in the future. Let’s fight for California consumer rights. 

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Questions About CCPA Data Privacy Lawsuits

What is a Class Action Lawsuit?

A Class Action is a lawsuit brought by an individual on behalf of all other similarly situated individuals. Rule 23 of the Federal and State Rules of Civil Procedure allows for Class Action lawsuits to resolve disputes in an efficient format.

Class Actions are typically filed when the amount of money in dispute for a single plaintiff would not justify litigating the case, but where the amount of damages of the entire class of Plaintiffs would justify the cost of litigation. Without class actions, large corporate defendants would be able to cause small amounts of harm over a large group of individuals without any risk of monetary penalty.

What are class action requirements?

In order for a case to be certified as a Class Action, the Court must determine that the case is appropriate for class action treatment under Rule 23. There are different elements depending on whether the case is seeking monetary or injunctive relief. In general, the Court must find the following elements are satisfied:

  • Numerosity: The proposed class must be so numerous that simply joining the individual plaintiffs would be impractical. Generally, the class size should exceed 100 individuals.
  • Common Questions of Law or Fact: The facts and/or legal questions in the dispute must be common to all class members. This does not mean all facts or issues must be identical, but the primary facts and law that will determine the issue in dispute must be common among all class members.
  • Typicality: The named Plaintiff in the case must have the same facts and legal issues as the class they are proposing to represent. If the Plaintiff’s individual case involves issues of fact or law unique to that Plaintiff and are irrelevant to the ultimate issue, class certification may be denied by the Court.
  • Plaintiff/Counsel Adequately Represents the Class: The Court must find that the Plaintiff and Plaintiff’s Counsel are competent and will protect the class’ interests.
  • Predominance: Common questions of fact predominate over individual facts.
  • Superiority: The Class Action is a more efficient and fair means of resolving the dispute. The Court will look at the following factors when making this determination: (1) Class Member interest in maintaining a separate action; (2) the extent of any litigation already begun by other class members; (3) desirability or undesirability of litigating the case in a particular Court ; (4) difficulties in managing the class.
When Should I contact The Lyon Firm?

Protecting sensitive personal information is getting more and more difficult, but that doesn’t mean it’s not possible. By forcing companies to become accountable for their lack of cybersecurity measures following data misuse and data breach incidents, consumers will have a more secure future.

Large companies control vast amounts of data, leaving nearly all Americans at risk when their personal data is compromised. If your financial, medical, or consumer information is misused, you may file a data privacy violation claim.

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Learn About the Legal Process

Filing Class Action lawsuits is a complex and serious legal course and can carry monetary sanctions if proper legal course is not followed. The Lyon Firm is dedicated to assisting plaintiffs work toward a financial solution to assist in compensating for damages sustained.

We work with law firms across the country to provide the most resources possible and to build your case into a valuable settlement. The current legal environment is favorable for consumers involved in data privacy class actions, deceptive marketing lawsuits, TCPA telemarketing claims, and financial negligence claims.

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Recent Class Action Cases

We work with law firms across the country to provide the most resources possible and to build your case into a valuable settlement. 

Data Breach & Privacy Lawsuits

Invasion of privacy law has been established to protect consumers and citizens of the United States. When companies are negligent and fail to protect consumer information, which can be used in malicious ways, victims can contact a class action attorney to represent them in class action data breach lawsuits. A number of privacy breach and data breach claims have been settled by The Lyon Firm and other consumer protection lawyers around the country.

Consumer Protection Class Action

Consumers have rights in the USA, and when companies do not provide a service they have promised, or hold up their end of a bargain, legal action may be necessary. Consumer protection attorneys work on your behalf to hold companies responsible for providing a fair and safe service.

The Lyon Firm has worked with law firms nationwide in consumer class actions involving deceptive marketing, false advertising, food mislabeling and misleading marketing claims.


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