Keypoint: On July 7, 2021, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed the Colorado Privacy Act into law, making Colorado the third state to pass broad consumer privacy legislation.

On July 7, 2021, Colorado officially became the third state to pass broad consumer privacy legislation when Governor Jared Polis signed the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA) into law.

Keypoint: This week the Colorado legislature passed the Colorado Privacy Act.

Below is our sixteenth weekly update on the status of proposed CCPA-like privacy legislation. Before we get to our update, we need to make a few announcements.

This will be our last weekly update – for now. With the legislatures in so many states having adjourned for the year and the bills in the remaining states not moving forward, we will be pausing our weekly updates. Rest assured, we will be back when things heat up again.

Even though we are pausing our weekly updates, we are not slowing down our work on state consumer privacy legislation.

On June 15, we will be hosting a webinar on the Colorado Privacy Act. Click here to register.

Starting Monday, June 21, we will be releasing a limited podcast series with interviews of state lawmakers who spearheaded privacy legislation in 2021. If you want to know the inside story on how these bills are drafted and lobbied, you will not want to miss these interviews.

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Continue Reading Status of Proposed CCPA-Like State Privacy Legislation as of June 14, 2021

Keypoint: Once signed by the Governor, Colorado will become the third state to pass broad consumer privacy legislation.

On June 8, 2021, the Colorado legislature officially passed the Colorado Privacy Act with the Senate voting unanimously to adopt the House amendments to the bill. Once signed by the Governor, Colorado will become just the third

Keypoint: The bill will now return to the Senate to accept or reject the House amendments.

On the night of June 7, 2021, the Colorado House voted 57-7 to pass the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA). As we previously reported, the Colorado Senate unanimously passed the CPA on May 26. Because the House amended the Senate version of the CPA, the bill will now return to the Senate for it to accept the amendments, reject the amendments, or reject the amendments and ask for a conference committee.


Continue Reading Colorado House Passes Colorado Privacy Act

Keypoint: This week the Colorado legislature continued to advance the Colorado Privacy Act, and the Nevada Governor signed into law a bill that will broaden the state’s pre-existing right to opt out of sales as of October 1, 2021.

Below is our fifteenth 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 June 7, 2021

Keypoint: This week the Colorado Senate passed the Colorado Privacy Act, the Nevada legislature passed a bill to broaden the state’s pre-existing right to opt out of sales, and the New York Privacy Act advanced to a third reading in the Senate.

Below is our fourteenth 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 31, 2021

Keypoint: The Colorado Senate unanimously passed the Colorado Privacy Act after amending the bill to add back many of the privacy protections previously removed.

On May 26, 2021, the Colorado Senate unanimously passed the Colorado Privacy Act. The bill now moves to the State Assembly. The Colorado legislature is scheduled to close on June 12 so we will know in just a matter of weeks (if not sooner) if Colorado will become the third state to enact broad consumer privacy legislation.

Two House sponsors were added to the bill – Republican Terri Carver and Democrat majority co-whip Monica Dunn. The addition of bipartisan House sponsors perhaps signals that the bill has momentum to pass the House.

Notably, the Senate significantly amended the bill from the version previously passed by the Senate Business, Labor & Technology Committee. As discussed in our May 12 post, the Senate committee had revised many of the bill’s pro-consumer provisions to pro-business provisions. The bill that ultimately passed the Senate (see here) reverted many of those changes. Below is a summary of some of the notable revisions.


Continue Reading Significantly Amended (Again) Colorado Privacy Act Passes Senate

Keypoint: This week the Connecticut Senate Appropriations Committee and New York Consumer Protection Committee passed their bills, and the Nevada Assembly passed its bill, which would broaden Nevada’s pre-existing right to opt out of sales.

Below is our thirteenth 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 24, 2021

Keypoint: This week the Colorado Privacy Act passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Alaska’s House Labor and Commerce Committee held another hearing on its bill, Connecticut’s bill was sent to the Senate Appropriations Committee, Nevada’s Assembly Committee on Commerce and Labor passed its bill, and the New York Privacy Act was reintroduced.

Below is our twelfth 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 17, 2021

Keypoint: The Colorado Privacy Act passed unanimously out of committee last week but not before lawmakers revised many of its pro-consumer provisions to pro-business.

On May 5, 2021, the Colorado Senate Business, Labor & Technology Committee unanimously passed the Colorado Privacy Act. The bill was sent to the Senate Appropriations Committee where it is scheduled for a May 14 hearing.

Before passing the bill, the Senate Committee accepted a number of amendments that changed many of the bill’s pro-consumer privacy provisions in favor of pro-business provisions. As it stands, the bill appears to be an even more business-friendly version of the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA). For reference, the VCDPA and Colorado bill are both based on this year’s version of the Washington Privacy Act, which failed to pass the Washington legislature in April.

Below is an analysis of some of the more notable amendments.

For reference, the current version of the bill is available here and the original version of the bill is available here. Our analysis of the original bill is available here.


Continue Reading Significantly Amended Colorado Privacy Act Passes out of Senate Committee