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How many categories of personal information are there under CCPA?

There are 11 categories of personal information under CCPA. Here are the 11 categories and examples of personal information that falls under each one:

  • Personal identifiers: name, postal address, ID numbers
  • Protected classifications under California or federal law: race, religion, nationality
  • Customer records: signature, bank account number, physical characteristics
  • Commercial information: records of properties or commodities
  • Biometric data: fingerprints, DNA
  • Professional or job-related information: employment history, employment records
  • Internet activity data:  browsing records, search history
  • Sensory data: audio recordings, thermal data
  • Educational information: admissions history, test scores
  • Inferences drawn from personal data that can be used to create consumer profile: predictions about consumer preferences, characteristics, or behaviors


Related Questions

Businesses that collect personal information need a CCPA-compliant privacy policy.

If the CCPA applies to you, you need a CCPA privacy policy that lists which of the above categories of personal information you collect.

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