Supporting Global Privacy Control: A Business Imperative

August 26, 20221 min read

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As you may have seen, earlier this week the California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced a $1.2M settlement with Sephora over their alleged failure to process requests to opt out of sale received via user-enabled signals like Global Privacy Control (GPC). 

The AG emphasized that honoring GPC signals is not optional, and noted that his department found hundreds of additional online businesses that were out of compliance in their sweep. 

As the first CCPA enforcement action to date, this settlement brings some long-awaited clarity to the question of what enforcement may look like. But with the Attorney General’s emphasis on the GPC signal and the 30-day cure period approaching its end-date (having been eliminated by CPRA), the settlement raises new, pressing questions in terms of how companies should respond.

What does this mean for you as a Transcend customer? 

First and foremost—if you’re using Transcend Consent, you’re already honoring GPC.

Transcend Consent provides out-of-the-box GPC and Do Not Sell support. Importantly, Consent also automatically appends the right restricted data processing flags (like Facebook LDU) for your ad tech, and integrates across our privacy platform to ensure opt outs are fully honored even if your company is doing some data sharing on your backend. 

You can learn more in our full guide to CA Do Not Sell or Share. We’re also hosting a learning session next Thursday, September 1 on the topic—you can register to attend here.

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions. We’re excited to see California continuing to lead the charge on giving consumers greater control over their data, and to partner with you to stay well ahead of the privacy curve.

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