The new law will affect franchise locations operating in the state, even if they are headquartered elsewhere.
California restaurants will soon be required to keep track of customer data, according to a report in Nation’s Restaurant News.
The consumer-privacy protection law, known as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), is modeled after the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and it will have a major effect on restaurants operating in California.
The law will apply to companies with a gross revenue of more than $25 million, companies that receive or share information from more than 50,000 consumers, devices or households, and companies that earn more than half of their annual revenue from the sale of personal information.
CCPA was adopted by Golden State lawmakers back in June but will not go into effect until June 1, 2020.