Keypoint: Virginia joins California as the second state to enact state consumer data privacy legislation.

As first confirmed by Amy Miller at MLex, on March 2, 2021, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA). The CDPA will go into effect on January 1, 2023. With the enactment of the CDPA, Virginia becomes the second state – after California – to enact broad consumer data privacy legislation. Please click here for our prior analysis of the bill.

Members of Husch Blackwell’s privacy and data security practice group will host a webinar on the CDPA on March 11, 2021, at noon eastern / 9:00 a.m. pacific. The webinar will address the following topics:

  • The scope of the CDPA and the businesses it will effect
  • The CDPA’s exemptions and exceptions, such as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act carve-out
  • Relevant definitions such as “sale” and “consent”
  • The rights provided to Virginia residents through the CDPA
  • A comparison of the CDPA to the California Consumer Privacy Act and and California Privacy Rights Act

To register for the webinar, please click here.