The Department is now accepting data broker registrations for 2022. The annual registration fee is $400, as approved by the Office of Administrative Law.
California Civil Code § 1798.99.80, et seq., requires a data broker to register with the Attorney General on its internet website that is accessible to the public. The law mandates that a data broker shall pay a registration fee and provide information required by the statute, including the name of the data broker; primary physical, email, and internet website addresses; and any additional information or explanation the data broker chooses to provide concerning its data collection practices.
The annual registration fee is $400. For data brokers who have previously registered, you should have received an email with an invoice and payment instructions, or you can log in and follow payment instructions. If you have not previously registered, you must first create an account below with a valid email address. Once your submission is approved, you will receive an email with an invoice and payment information. If you pay by check, download the invoice and follow the mailing instructions to complete registration. If you pay by credit card, click the "Pay Invoice" link. Please note that if you complete payment online, an additional service fee of 2.99% must be paid to complete the credit card transaction. The Office of the Attorney General does not receive any portion of this service fee.
Registration is not complete until the Attorney General receives the registration fee. A data broker that has not registered by the January 31 statutory deadline should register as soon as possible and may be liable for civil penalties for each day the data broker fails to register.
If you have any questions, or if you are a data broker that needs to complete registration for previous years, please use the contact form.