Keypoint: This week an amended version of the Colorado Privacy Act unanimously passed out of committee, Alaska’s House held another hearing on its bill (and scheduled another hearing for May 12), Connecticut’s bill was tabled for the Senate calendar, and Nevada’s Assembly Committee on Commerce and Labor scheduled a May 10 hearing on its bill.

Below is our eleventh weekly update on the status of proposed CCPA-like privacy legislation. Before we get to our update, we wanted to provide two reminders.

First, we have been regularly updating our 2021 State Privacy Law Tracker to keep pace with the latest developments. We encourage you to bookmark the page for easy reference.

Second, the contents provided below are time-sensitive and subject to change. If you are not already subscribed to our blog, consider doing so to stay updated.

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Keypoint: Bill would add right to deletion to COPPA.

Senators introduced the “Clean Slate for Kids Online Act of 2021” in the United States Senate last week. The bill seeks to amend the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”).

The bill provides individuals with the right to delete personal information the operator collected from the individual as a child. The right to delete applies even in instances where parental consent was provided for the collection of the personal information.

Continue Reading Senators Reintroduce Bill to Amend COPPA

Keypoint: This week Florida came close to passing a bill before it died on the final day of the legislative session; committees in Colorado and Alaska scheduled hearings on their bills for May 5; and the Connecticut bill was referred to the Senate Committee on Judiciary.

Below is our tenth weekly update on the status of proposed CCPA-like privacy legislation. Before we get to our update, we wanted to provide two reminders.

First, we have been regularly updating our 2021 State Privacy Law Tracker to keep pace with the latest developments. We encourage you to bookmark the page for easy reference.

Second, the contents provided below are time-sensitive and subject to change. If you are not already subscribed to our blog, consider doing so to stay updated.

Continue Reading Status of Proposed CCPA-Like State Privacy Legislation as of May 3, 2021

Keypoint: The bill now moves back to the House, which will need to act quickly as the legislature closes on Friday, April 30.

On April 29, the Florida Senate passed CCPA-like privacy legislation by a vote of 29-11. The Florida House previously passed privacy legislation by a vote of 118-1. However, because the Senate version differs from the House version, further action will be necessary for the bill to pass the legislature before it closes on April 30.

If Florida is able to pass legislation (and it is signed by the Governor), Florida will join California and Virginia as the only states to pass broad consumer privacy legislation.

Keypoint: If passed, the bill would, among other changes, broaden Nevada’s existing right to opt out of sales of covered information.

In late March, we first reported that the Nevada legislature is considering a bill that would amend Nevada’s online privacy notice statutes, NRS 603A.300-360, to provide for a broader right to opt out of sales. On April 20, the Nevada Senate unanimously passed an amended version of SB260. The bill is now with the Assembly Committee on Commerce and Labor.

Continue Reading SB260 Passes Nevada Senate; Would Broaden Right to Opt Out of Sales

Keypoint: There were a number of developments this week: Florida’s House passed HB 969, the Washington Privacy Act officially died, Alaska’s HB 159 received a public hearing, and the Arizona legislature closed without passing its bill.

Below is our ninth weekly update on the status of proposed CCPA-like privacy legislation. Before we get to our update, we wanted to provide two reminders.

First, we have been regularly updating our 2021 State Privacy Law Tracker to keep pace with the latest developments. We encourage you to bookmark the page for easy reference.

Second, the contents provided below are time-sensitive and subject to change. If you are not already subscribed to our blog, consider doing so to stay updated.

Continue Reading Status of Proposed CCPA-Like State Privacy Legislation as of April 26, 2021

Keypoint: Florida moved one step closer to passing consumer data privacy legislation although differences between the House and Senate bills need to be resolved if the legislation is to pass the legislature.

On April 21, the Florida House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed HB 969 by a vote of 118 to 1. The bill was subsequently referred to the Senate Rules Committee.

Meanwhile, the Senate is still considering its version of consumer data privacy legislation, SB 1734. On April 9, the Senate bill was placed on the calendar for a second reading, but it has not moved since.

Continue Reading Florida House Passes Consumer Data Privacy Legislation

Keypoint: This week Florida’s two bills continued to progress, the Washington Privacy Act failed to pass out of the House at the deadline (but the bill sponsor says it is still alive), new bills were introduced in Pennsylvania and North Carolina, and Maryland’s bill died.

Below is our eighth weekly update on the status of proposed CCPA-like privacy legislation. Before we get to our update, we wanted to provide two reminders.

First, we have been regularly updating our 2021 State Privacy Law Tracker to keep pace with the latest developments. We encourage you to bookmark the page for easy reference.

Second, the contents provided below are time-sensitive and subject to change. If you are not already subscribed to our blog, consider doing so to stay updated.

Continue Reading Status of Proposed CCPA-Like State Privacy Legislation as of April 19, 2021

Keypoint: President Biden shows a strong preference for the cybersecurity expertise of former National Security Agency (NSA) leaders with his choices for significant cyber roles within his administration.

On April 12, 2021, the White House announced that President Biden selected two individuals to join his administration in the area of cybersecurity. Mr. Chris Inglis is nominated to be the first national cyber director, and Ms. Jen Easterly is nominated to serve as the new director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Both positions require confirmation by the U.S. Senate.

Continue Reading Biden Administration Names Key Leaders to Cybersecurity Positions

UPDATE: The below post discusses whether the Washington Privacy Act is still alive notwithstanding that the House failed to pass the bill prior to the April 11 deadline. In a tweet, bill sponsor Reuven Carlyle stated: “The bill remains alive through the end of the Legislative Session.”

Keypoint: This week bills in Florida and Connecticut continued to progress, the Washington Privacy Act failed to get out of the House at the deadline, and bills in Oklahoma and West Virginia died.

Below is our seventh weekly update on the status of proposed CCPA-like privacy legislation. Before we get to our update, we wanted to provide two reminders.

First, we have been regularly updating our 2021 State Privacy Law Tracker to keep pace with the latest developments. We encourage you to bookmark the page for easy reference.

Second, the contents provided below are time-sensitive and subject to change. If you are not already subscribed to our blog, consider doing so to stay updated.

Continue Reading Status of Proposed CCPA-Like State Privacy Legislation as of April 12, 2021