CCPA Compliance Overview

What is the CCPA?

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, or CCPA for short, is a state law that took effect on January 1, 2020, intended to enhance consumer protection and privacy rights for residents of California. In the United States, the CCPA is one of the first data privacy laws in that require similar practices as the GDPR in Europe.

Which Businesses Does it Apply to?

The CCPA applies to for-profit businesses that do business in California and meet any of the following:

  • (a) have an annual gross revenue greater than $25 million;
  • (b) collects or shares personal information from at least 50,000 California residents per year for commercial purposes; or
  • (c) derives 50% or more of its annual revenue from selling California consumers’ personal information.


What data does the CCPA cover?

The CCPA defines “Personal information” as “information that identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household.”

Non-compliance penalties

Failure to comply with CCPA regulations can lead to civil penalties up to $7,500 per violation. Fines are calculated on a per user basis, meaning that a violation of a thousand users’ rights under CCPA would see that fine multiplied by a thousand.

About Manatal and CCPA compliance

We at Manatal are committed to deliver the tools required by today’s talent acquisition professionals--not solely to hire top talents, but also to support compliance throughout every region.

  • We provide you with tools supporting your CCPA compliance.

  • We encrypt and secure all of your data using the latest technologies

  • We allow access, modification and permanent deletion of your data.

How Manatal helps you stay compliant

As personal data privacy, yours as well as that of your candidates, is of the utmost importance to us, our platform was designed to simplify and ease compliance to CCPA regulations. To that end, we’ve included features that help Manatal users meet the specific requirements set by the CCPA.
Our goal is to provide you with the tools necessary to adhere to data privacy laws and regulations, and remain informed of the various rights accorded to yourself and your candidates as you recruit.

Under the CCPA, California residents’ rights must include the right to:

  • (a) access their personal information;
  • (b) request that their personal information be deleted;
  • (c) to get information about the collection, sales, and disclosure of their personal information; and
  • (d) to opt out of the sale of their personal information.


To help you remain compliant on those four requirements, Manatal includes a number of features:

  • Customize your CCPA-compliant privacy policy within Manatal and share it on your career page to make sure necessary disclosures and disclaimers are displayed to candidates when they apply.
  • Respond to data requests from candidates by extracting their data and sharing it through a CSV file.
  • Delete candidates directly from their profile when a candidate asks their information to be deleted.
  • Candidates have the capacity to unsubscribe from any marketing emails and can be tagged as such directly from their profile page.

  • We encrypt all of our clients’ candidate databases.
  • We run daily back-ups of our database to ensure your information bank is safe.
  • For more detailed information, please check Manatal’s security page.



  • Out-of-the-box compliance reports and analytics allowing you to set up goals and guidelines to remain compliant.



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