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MediaPRO Releases New Training Focused on Looming California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

May 23, 2019

BOTHELL, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 23, 2019--

MediaPRO, a leading provider of security and privacy awareness training, announced today the release of new employee training focused on the data privacy requirements and responsibilities within the looming California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

Companies doing business in the state of California that include the collection, use, or selling of consumers’ personal information will be required to comply with the CCPA effective January 1, 2020. This regulation carries important obligations — and penalties for noncompliance — for affected organizations.

Industry research shows as many as 86 percent of U.S. companies describe CCPA compliance as a “work-in-progress,” with MediaPRO’s 2019 Eye on Privacy Report finding that 46% of U.S. employees have never heard of the regulation. Though eight months from the compliance deadline, privacy professionals at impacted companies are likely to have their hands full preparing for the CCPA.

MediaPRO’s CCPA training emphasizes the importance of the personal data rights the CCPA bestows on California residents. Using interactive elements and real-life scenarios, the training teaches employees what constitutes personal information, how the CCPA dictates personal data of California residents should be handled, and the consequences of failing to comply with these requirements.

Beyond following the letter of the law, the goal of the training is to instill a sense of responsibility for data privacy that employees can carry beyond the office.

“Our CCPA training was built to align with the new California law, but it goes beyond mere compliance to provide employees with the foundational skills they’ll need to protect personal information, no matter how the laws change,” MediaPRO’s Chief Learning Officer Tom Pendergast said. “Today, privacy is so important — and laws are changing so rapidly — that it’s critical for employees to develop the skills needed to protect private information.”

MediaPRO’s CCPA training will come bundled with the company’s Privacy Awareness TrainingPack, a comprehensive suite of privacy awareness training courses and reinforcement materials, such as videos and posters.

To learn more about the training, visit: https://www.mediapro.com/mediapro-trainingpack-courses/ccpa-privacy-awareness-training/

About MediaPRO

MediaPRO security and privacy training solutions are used by organizations of all sizes to protect sensitive data, demonstrate compliance, and reduce the risk to their reputation and bottom line. With MediaPRO, it’s easy to keep employees engaged and track program effectiveness. And, unlike phishing-focused security awareness training solutions, MediaPRO covers security, privacy and compliance so you can address a more complete threat landscape. Whether you’re looking to more effectively demonstrate compliance, stop phishing attacks, or want a best-in-class security awareness program, MediaPRO makes training fun, fast and impactful. MediaPRO has been named a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-based Training for five years in a row. For more information, please visit www.mediapro.com, or follow MediaPRO on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

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KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA WASHINGTON

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY DATA MANAGEMENT INTERNET SECURITY PUBLIC POLICY/GOVERNMENT STATE/LOCAL

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