Glossary

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B

business purpose

Per California Code 1798.140(d), any use of personal information for "operational purposes or other notified purposes" provided that the information is only used in the context of the specific business purposes specified.

C

Categories of Personal Information

Any of a CCPA-defined list of broad types of information, such as personal identifiers or internet activity.

Categories of Sources

The types of places or individuals that a business collects information from. For example, the user herself is the most common source of personal information.

consumer

A term used in the CCPA to refer to any resident of California from whom a company collects personal information.

D

data points

Any information that a business uses in order to verify a consumer's identity (eg. name, email, address...)

data requests

A blanket term for any CCPA request that a consumer makes of a business. This includes information, deletion, and opt-out requests.

H

high level of certainty

R

reasonable level of certainty

V

valuable consideration

Any kind of consideration or benefit that can be interpreted to have some form of economic value. It must be stipulated in a contract.