Privacy and protecting customer data are on by default here at Zoomph, and that’s the way it should always be for everyone everywhere. Chances are if you have ever spoken with anyone on Team Zoomph about privacy; you probably heard us say the phrase, “privacy by design.”
That phrase means a lot to us, we understand that the passion and trust of fans is the very oxygen that nourishes the sports and entertainment industry and ground-up we ensure that we are providing a social intelligence and valuation platform that takes a modern, and secure approach to fan data.
If you’re new to CCPA, it has similarities to what GDPR mandated for companies working with European data. It is also very important to distinguish that this is not exactly GDPR and you should take a moment to understand the details.
Before I go any further, I am not a lawyer, and this isn’t legal advice. This is some information about CCPA and how Zoomph prepared for it.
The California Consumer Privacy Act (or CCPA) was passed a few weeks after GDPR launched, and it became effective on January 1, 2020. CCPA is the most extensive consumer privacy legislation the US has ever passed to date, and it establishes and progresses consumer privacy rights for California residents and enacts rules on businesses that handle their personal information. CCPA affects for-profit entities doing business in California that collects and/or controls the processing of a consumer’s personal information that exceeds $25M in annual revenue, transacts the PII of 50,000 or more consumers/households or makes more than 50% of annual revenue from selling consumer PII.
In 2017-18, Zoomph enforced a strict top-down approach to privacy protections covering technology, data, and processes so that:
- all individuals/households, irrespective of place-of-residence, domicile or citizenship, have the right to view all first-party data collected by Zoomph about them, as well as the right delete or opt-out
- all 2nd party and 3rd party data in Zoomph is aggregated to provide anonymity
- no sale of personal information without recorded explicit consent
We will continue to proactively review and update our processes to ensure we are leading best practices and leading our industry by example, in every way at Zoomph, especially with privacy.