Keypoint: Colorado employers and controllers that collect and process biometric data and identifiers will need to comply with disclosure, consent, and retention requirements beginning on July 1, 2025.

In late April, the Colorado legislature passed HB 1130, which amends the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA) to add protections for an individual’s biometric data and identifiers. Subject to the procedural formalities in the legislature, the bill will move to Colorado Governor Jared Polis for consideration. Assuming the bill becomes law, it will go into effect on July 1, 2025, and create several new obligations for entities that collect biometric data and identifiers. In addition, the bill’s requirements will apply to more entities than are currently covered by the CPA and will apply to employee data.

In the below article, we first provide a brief overview of the CPA’s existing treatment of biometric data. We then discuss the new obligations created by HB 1130.Continue Reading Colorado Legislature Passes Biometric Privacy Bill