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Colorado Privacy Act

Operationalize Colorado Privacy Act with the most comprehensive PrivacyOps platform.

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PrivacyOps - Automation & Orchestration for Privacy Compliance
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After the VCDPA in Virginia, Colorado has closely followed suit and has passed their own comprehensive data privacy law to protect the personal data of the residents of Colorado.The Colorado Privacy Act (CPA) was signed into law on the 8th of July, 2021 and has been modelled closely after the VCDPA.

The solution

SECURITI enables organizations to comply with the CPA through AI-driven PI data discovery, DSR automation, documented accountability, enhanced visibility into data processing activities and AI-driven process automation.

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SECURITI supports enterprises in their journey toward compliance with the CPA through automation, enhanced data visibility and identity linking.

See how our comprehensive PrivacyOps platform helps you comply with various sections of CPA


 

Customize a data subject rights request portal for seamless customer care

CPA §6-1-1306.

With the DSR request format, create customized web forms according to your brand image and accept verified data subject rights requests. Automate the initiation of fulfillment workflows when verified requests are received.

dsr portal

Map data to discover sensitive personal information and catalog it

CPA §6-1-1303(24), CPA §6-1-1308(7)

Automatically maintain a central repository for all data assets, data processing, and vendor records with continuous scanning. Initiate PIAs/DPIAs, and dynamically update them based on changes to your data. Automatically discover new sensitive personal data and dynamically update your data catalog.

Automate data classification & labeling

CPA §6-1-1305(4), CPA §6-1-1307

Automatically classify and label discovered SPI (e.g., Government IDs, medical, financial, biometric records, etc.) to determine and implement appropriate security controls. Label each category according to its sensitivity level automatically.

personal information data linking

Automate People Data Graph

CPA Governance

Discover personal information stored across all your internal and external systems within the organization and link them back to a unique data subject. Also, visualize personal data sprawl and identify compliance risks.

Continuous monitoring and tracking

CPA Governance

Keep track of risks against non-compliance to data subjects’ rights by continuously monitoring and scanning data.

personal data monitoring tracking
consent preference management

Monitor and track consent

CPA §6-1-1303(5), CPA §6-1-1308(4)

Seamlessly demonstrate consent compliance to regulator and data subjects.Track consent revocation of the data subjects to prevent the processing or transfer of data without their consent.

Assess CPA readiness

CPA §6-1-1309

Measure your organization's posture against CPA requirements with the help of our multi-regulation, collaborative, readiness and privacy impact assessment system. Seamlessly expand assessment capabilities across your vendor ecosystem to maintain compliance against CPA requirements.

Assess GDPR readiness
manage vendor risk

Manage vendor risk

CPA §6-1-1305

Track, manage and monitor privacy and security readiness for all your service providers from a single interface. Collaborate instantly, automate data requests and manage all vendor contracts and compliance documents.

Enable Opt-out Mechanisms

CPA §6-1-1306(1)(a), CPA §6-1-1313

Under Colorado’s privacy laws, data subjects have the right to opt-out of the sale and disclosure of their sensitive personal information. Conveniently track and honor these requests using the Universal Consent solution.

breach response notification

Breach Response Notification

Colorado Revised Statutes §6-1-716

Automate compliance actions and breach notifications to concerned stakeholders with regards to security incidents by leveraging a knowledge database on security incident diagnosis and response.

Privacy Policy & Notice Management

CPA §6-1-1308(1)(a)

Use expert-made jurisdiction specific templates with built-in integration with the rest of your privacy stack to automate updates to the privacy policy & notice by tracking changes in cookie consent, universal consent, data processing, and data subject rights activities.

Key Rights under CPA

Right to be Notified

Data subjects have the right to be notified of processing of their personal data and the purposes for which such processing is conducted.

Right to Confirm

The consumer shall have a right to confirm whether or not a controller is processing his or her personal data.

Right to Access

The consumer has a right to access the personal data collected and processed about him/her by the data controller.

Right to Rectification

The consumer has a right to have inaccurate personal data being stored or processed by the data controller be corrected.

Right to Erasure

The consumer has the right to have his/her personal data stored or processed by the data controller be deleted.

Right to Portability

The consumer has a right to obtain a copy of his/her personal data in a portable, technically feasible and readily usable format that allows the consumer to transmit the data to another controller without hindrance.

Right to Opt-out

The consumer has the right to opt out of the processing of the personal data for purposes of targeted advertising, the sale of personal data, or profiling in furtherance of decisions that produce legal or similarly significant effects concerning the consumer.

Facts related to CPA

1

Colorado is the third US State to pass a comprehensive data privacy law.

2

The CPA is said to go into effect on January 1, 2023.

3

The CPA is very similar to the likes of the VCDPA.

4

Data Protection Assessments under the CPA must identify and weigh the benefits that may flow, directly and indirectly, from the processing to the controller, the consumer, other stakeholders, and the public against the potential risks to the rights of the consumer associated with the processing, as mitigated by safeguards that the controller can employ to reduce the risks. It is important to note that the controller shall make the data protection assessments available to the attorney general upon request.

5

The CPA defines minors as someone under 13 year old and provides them additional protection.

6

Businesses can face civil penalties for non-compliance up to $10,000 for each violation under the CPA.

7

DSRs need to be fulfilled within 45 days of being received under the CPA.

8

The CPA lacks an entity-wide exemption for HIPAA-regulated entities.

9

Generally exempts personal data processed for data maintained for employment records purposes and business-to-business purposes.