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Data Controller

According to the GDPR, a Data Controller is an organization, agency, public authority, or individual that determines the how and why of data processing. The data controller may also be a data processor, or they may employ a third-party data processor.

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Consent

In the context of privacy, consent is the ability of a data subject to decline or consent to the collection and processing of their personal data. Consent can be explicit, such as opting-in via a form, or implied, such as agreeing to an End-User License Agreement, or not opting out. Under many data protection laws, consent must always be explicit.

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CCPA

An acronym for the California Consumer Privacy Act. This is a state-level privacy law for California, which comes into effect in 2020. The law, which is the first state-level privacy law passed in the US, applies to all businesses that collect personal data from Californians. The CCPA mirrors the requirements of the GDPR in many ways, such as establishing the right of users to access personal data and request deletion.

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