Common Sense Releases Updated Online Tool to Help Consumers Exercise Privacy Rights Under CCPA

Common Sense Media
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

WHO:  Common Sense, a co-sponsor of the California Consumer Privacy Act and the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century. Learn more at commonsense.org.

WHAT: The nonprofit Common Sense has released donotsell.org an updated online tool to help consumers exercise their rights under the new California Consumer Privacy Act by linking them directly to privacy pages of nearly a thousand commonly used companies, from those for children and families, to retailers, social media and dating sites and streaming services.  

Under the law that went into effect Jan. 1, Californians can demand that companies tell them what information they've collected about them, and to delete and no longer sell their personal information. The law extends extra protections for teens up to age 16, prohibiting companies from selling their data unless explicitly given permission.

The user-friendly tool, developed in partnership with Controle, Inc. provides consumers with a one stop shop for getting their privacy rights from companies that have put up websites to comply with the CCPA. 

Common Sense also has tips for consumers on how to understand what information companies have about them and how families can best protect it.

Common Sense co-sponsored the new California privacy law as part of its advocacy for tech reforms that will lead to the improved digital well-being of kids and families and protect against the ongoing profiling and commercial use of kids' data.

WHERE:  The Common Sense data  privacy tool can be found at donotsell.org.

About Common Sense
Common Sense is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century. Learn more at commonsense.org.

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