Course Description

Welcome to Cybrary’s in-depth review of the California Consumer Privacy Act!

Students will begin by learning about the legislative history of the CCPA, and how its passage represented a stark departure from the decades’ old USA privacy regime. Thereafter, students will explore the specific privacy components that make up the law, including new consumer rights, additional protections for children, and its enforcement mechanisms.

Once students are exposed to the legal components that make up the law, the course will pivot to a series of “privacy in action” modules designed to teach the students how to operationalize a CCPA compliance program at their place of work. This will include items such as drafting a CCPA compliant privacy policy, building a consumer request channel, honoring opt-out requests, and deploying Cookies/AdTech that take into account CCPA requirements.

Once these items are covered, the course will address the key differences between the CCPA and other privacy frameworks students will likely be exposed to at their places of work, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The course will then conclude by exploring the future of the CCPA, and evaluate the major updates that are expected in California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), better known as CCPA 2.0.

Target Audience

This course is intended for a broad audience. Students who currently work in a CISO, IT or other similar function where they share responsibility for ensuring that data is held safe and secure at their organization will benefit from this course. Privacy is a cross functional effort across many organizations, so students who currently occupy a legal, compliance, risk, internal audit, or official privacy office role will benefit as well.


Although the CCPA is a law, students do not need any legal background to fully benefit from the course materials. However, students will benefit from having a basic level understanding of how governments work, including the differences between local, state, national, and international governments. Students will also benefit from having a basic understanding of how technology is leverage in the modern working environment. Concepts such as cloud vs on-premise data hosting, access controls, user authentication, and SaaS solutions will be explored.

Supplementary Materials

Students do not need any supplementary materials in order to successfully complete the course. However, it is strongly recommended that students keep a copy of the CCPA text handy when completing the video modules. Printed copies of the CCPA are available online at most e-retailers, including Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Course Goals

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Understand the historical context and public policy objectives that made the CCPA a reality.
  • Understand the privacy obligations that are established by the CCPA and how they apply to businesses.
  • Be capable of offering concrete advice at their place of work on how to implement practical solutions to ensure CCPA compliance.
  • Be able to differentiate the privacy obligations established by the CCPA from its foreign counterparts, and how the current version of the CCPA fits in to rapidly evolving privacy landscape.

Instructed By

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Jason Sarfati

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Certificate of Completion

Certificate Of Completion

Complete this entire course to earn a California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Certificate of Completion