FordDirect and ComplyAuto Team Up to Tackle Privacy and Security Needs of Ford and Lincoln Dealerships

Leading Dealer-owned compliance and privacy tech startup to offer important compliance solutions to Ford and Lincoln Dealers in first manufacturer partnership DEARBORN, Mich, Sept. 28, 2021 — FordDirect, a joint venture between Ford Motor Company and its franchise Dealers, announced today a … Read More

Dealer Alert: Attorney General Takes CCPA Enforcement Action Against Dealership-Manufacturer

From Chris Cleveland, Compliance Director for Galpin Motors and Co-Founder of ComplyAuto Privacy On July 19, 2021, California Attorney General (AG) Rob Bonta announced several enforcement actions relating to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the nation’s toughest privacy law, … Read More

Personal Data: Update on California’s Personal Data Laws (CCPA) and Lessons from the VW-Audi Data Breach

By Chris Cleveland (CEO) and Hao Nguyen (General Counsel) of ComplyAuto  Personal data continues to be a hot topic in 2021, and there is nothing to suggest that it will subside any time soon. From the numerous data breaches that … Read More

Software can help retailers comply with privacy laws

ComplyAuto was formed by a dealer who hired software developers to create tools for retailers to comply with complicated privacy laws. In 2019, months before the California Consumer Privacy Act was set to take effect, Chris Cleveland started to figure … Read More

New CCPA Regulations Already Went into Effect. Are You Covered?

Fellow Dealers: Earlier this year, Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced yet another set of regulations that changes the laws under the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), which went into effect immediately. A copy of the modified regulations can be found … Read More

Inherent Problems with the CCPA

Written by: Hao Nguyen, General Counsel of ComplyAuto By now, we have probably gone to enough seminars, webinars, and training sessions to hear long-winded diatribes about the confusing nature of the CCPA – and for good reason. They are all … Read More

The Battle Over Personal Data, and the Dealers Caught in the Crossfire

Bill Bowerman and a waffle iron. The Trojan Room coffee pot. The unsolicited car advice from a young tractor mechanic. The common thread? These brief events seemed trivial at first, but what came of them in the decades that followed … Read More

Personal Data Gets an Early Start in 2021

Written by: Hao Nguyen, General Counsel of ComplyAuto The early bird gets the worm, and personal data lined up yesterday. The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) remained busy through the year by releasing a fourth set of proposed modifications to … Read More