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THE GEEK BEAT JANUARY 2020

California Consumer Privacy Act

The California Republic bear
On January 1, 2020, an important law went into effect in California, but its impact isn’t localized just to The Golden State.

What is CCPA?
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) allows any California consumer to demand to see all the information a company has on them, as well as a list of all the third parties that data is shared with. In addition, the California law allows consumers to sue companies if the privacy guidelines are violated, with or without a data breach.

Who does it impact?
The Act applies to for-profit businesses that:
  • collect and control California residents’ personal information,
  • do business in the state of California, and
  • can say one of the following is true:
    • have annual gross revenues in excess of $25 million
    • receive or disclose the personal information of 50,000 or more California residents, households or devices on an annual basis
    • derive 50% or more of their annual revenues from selling California residents’ personal information
What should you do?
Even if your company won’t be immediately impacted, this law is one of many that will be enacted in the U.S. in the years to come.

As a business owner, carve out some time to review your privacy policies and make sure they're up to snuff. Because when it comes to privacy protection and compliance, it’s better to be proactive than reactive.
Gimme the ABCs of the CCPA.

Get Your Geek On For 2020

2020 in neon lightsWe’re already knee-deep into January, which means it’s T-344 days to resolve those New Year’s resolutions.

What’s that, you say? You haven’t made yours yet? Well, no need to fret because we took the liberty of pulling a few together for your consideration.
  • If you want to learn something new as well as help those in need, then check out Humble Bundle and get a twofer. Their mission is to support great causes by selling games, ebooks, software, and other digital content.
     
  • For those looking for something with a productivity bent, then this episode of The Granger Network is the podcast you need. Kari Granger talks about focusing on outcomes vs. just crossing things off your to-do lists. Challenge accepted!
     
  • Is unplugging a bit more up your alley for the New Year? Then try out Google's paper phone.

Pro Tip: Update Your Copyright For 2020! 

Speaking of the New Year, don’t forget to make sure your website is also embracing 2020 with an updated copyright date!

Welcome, Kevin!

Welcome, Kevin!Kevin joins the Geeks after an illustrious and patent-holding career as a computer engineer. (That Playstation 4 you just burned six hours on? Yeah, one of his chips is probably in there.)

This Disney-loving, gardening enthusiast loves creative solutions to difficult problems—and it’s not just limited to code. Together with his family, he runs The Markey Escape Rooms right here in Fort Collins. Welcome, Kevin!

Project Highlight

Picocyl — Picocyl manufactures mini-gas cylinders for medical devices, and when it came to developing their new website, they had some specific goals in mind, including:
  1. showcase their unique product that no one else is manufacturing
  2. optimize the website so that visitors can find the info they need
  3. build the site using a content management system that makes it easy for Picocyl to manage
We had a lot of fun with this site, especially when it came to design. Not only did Picocyl provide plenty of beautiful imagery we could play with, but they also gave us the green light to implement some subtle-yet-eye-catching animation.
Picocyl homepage
Want to see more projects we've worked on? Yeah, you do!

Where In The World Are The Geeks?

It’s a Geek mini-reunion! Megan and Ada joined former Geek Ayelet for this quick photo op at a recent Fort Collins Internet Pros meetup.
Ayelet, Megan and Ada at FCIP!

Ron and Cathy took a walk on the warm side over the holidays with a trip to Costa Rica! They snapped this pic of the sunrise during their layover in Panama.
Beautiful sunrise in Panama

Rebecca and hubs checked out Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker in style (and fully caffeinated).
Rebecca & hubby prep for Star Wars!
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