Pandectes GDPR Compliance is your trusted solution for Shopify Stores seeking compliance with the Connecticut Data Privacy Act (CTDPA). Our powerful scanning capabilities enable us to identify and assess the cookies and tracking technologies employed by your website. Through our comprehensive scanning process, we generate detailed reports that categorize these technologies based on regulatory guidelines, providing you with valuable insights and recommendations to ensure compliance with the Connecticut Data Privacy Act (CTDPA). By utilizing Pandectes GDPR Compliance, Shopify stores can confidently navigate the requirements of the Connecticut Data Privacy Act (CTDPA) and safeguard the privacy of their customers’ data.
What is CTDPA?
Effective from May 10, 2022, the CTDPA (Connecticut Data Privacy Act) grants Connecticut residents increased control over their personal data. Under this act, a consumer is defined as a resident of the state who acts on their own behalf and not in a commercial or employment context. This distinguishes it from states like California, where employees receive data privacy protection under the CPRA (California Privacy Rights Act).
While the CTDPA incorporates many similar provisions found in data privacy acts of other states, it closely resembles the regulations in Colorado (CPA) and Virginia (CDPA).
Like other data privacy laws, the CTDPA affords consumers the following rights:
- Access to their data
- Correction of inaccuracies
- Deletion of personal data
- Receipt of a copy of their data in a format enabling transmission to another controller
- Opting out of the sale and processing of data.
Who does the CTDPA apply to?
The act applies to businesses operating in the state or targeting Connecticut residents. To be subject to the act, businesses must have either controlled or processed personal data of 100,000 or more consumers (excluding payment transactions), or controlled or processed personal data of at least 25,000 consumers while deriving more than 25% of their gross revenue from the sale of personal data.
What happens if I don't comply with the CTDPA?
The Connecticut Attorney General possesses the power to enforce violations and impose fines of up to $5,000 per violation. Furthermore, the Attorney General can issue orders to prevent offenders from breaking the law, require them to compensate victims, and demand disgorgement of any profits obtained through illegal activities.
When will the CTDPA go into effect?
As state-level data protection legislation steadily expands, one of the country’s early comprehensive privacy laws to be enacted, the Connecticut Data Privacy Act (CTDPA), will take effect on July 1, 2023.
Complying with the CTDPA
The CTDPA represents one of the comprehensive data privacy laws, and more states are following suit with their own privacy bills, including Indiana, Iowa, Tennessee, and Montana. As businesses serve multiple states, it becomes challenging to navigate and comply with this complex patchwork of state data privacy laws.
Maintaining compliance begins with staying informed about the evolving legislation that may impact your company. Keeping track of these laws as they progress through state legislatures is essential. Subscribing to relevant newsletters and resources can be helpful.
When a new law is enacted but not yet in effect, it is advisable to review its text in collaboration with legal counsel. They can assess your compliance status and provide guidance on necessary actions.
To streamline the data compliance process, consider utilizing a Consent Management Platform (CMP) like Pandectes GDPR Compliance. A CMP relieves the burden on your team by offering customizable consent management, automation of data subject access requests, and tools for cookie & vendor management. Pandectes GDPR Compliance is specifically designed for Shopify Stores and is ready to assist you in achieving and maintaining compliance within the ever-changing landscape of data privacy.