On February 19, 2012, the Virginia House of Delegates voted overwhelmingly to pass the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA). The Senate previously voted in favor of passing the legislation. The General Assembly had been considering the CDPA in a special session after both chambers passed companion bills during the regular session. The Senate and House bills are available here and here, respectively.

Prior to passing, the CDPA was amended slightly to create a working group to “review the provisions of [the CDPA] and issues related to its implementation” and submit a report with its “findings, best practices, and recommendations” to the Chairmen of the Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology and the House Committee on Communications, Technology and Innovation no later than November 1, 2021.

According to the General Assembly, the bill will now be printed as an enrolled bill, and examined and signed by the presiding officer of each house. It will then be sent to the Governor, who is expected to sign it.