Lawyers exist because regular people often find legal questions complex and confusing. Black and white answers are rare. As a Presidents once said, “Well, it depends what the definition of ‘is’…is.” Ah, but you – the non-lawyer – occasionally get lucky and hit upon a topic where there is a simple, direct answer in the field of law. Such is the case when discussing how the California State Legislature dealt with the California Consumer Privacy Act and non-profits.
CCPA and Non-Profits
“(c) “Business” means:
(1) A sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, association, or other legal entity that is organized or operated for the profit or financial benefit of its shareholders or other owners, that collects consumers’ personal information, or on the behalf of which such information is collected and that alone, or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of consumers’ personal information, that does business in the State of California…”
And there you have it. The California Consumer Privacy Act and non-profits do not interact because non-profits are not operated for the profit or financial benefit of their owners. Amazing, no? You may drop to your knees and pray to whatever god, Game of Thrones character, or idol you wish. Given it is your lucky day, you may want to rush out and play the lottery. Or the horses. I didn’t recommend that last one if you lose money.
However, there is a catch. There is always a catch. In this case, it is my ethical duty to state that you must pay a fee for viewing the video on the California Consumer Privacy Act and Non-Profits.
I’ll hold my breath while you get the check in the mail.
Richard A. Chapo, Esq.
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