Keypoint: New Hampshire is the fourteenth state to pass consumer data privacy legislation with a bill that is largely based on the Connecticut Data Privacy Act.
On January 18, 2024, the New Hampshire legislature passed SB255. Subject to the procedural formalities, the bill will move to New Hampshire Governor Christopher Sununu for consideration.
Assuming the bill becomes law, New Hampshire will become the fourteenth state – and already the second state in 2024 – to pass a consumer data privacy law.
The New Hampshire bill largely tracks the Connecticut Data Privacy Act (CTDPA) as that law was passed in 2022. It does not contain the amendments to the CTDPA that were incorporated through the 2023 Connecticut Senate Bill 3, such as the addition of consumer health data to the definition of sensitive data. The New Hampshire bill does contain a few variations, which we discuss below. As with prior bills, we have added the New Hampshire bill to our chart providing a detailed comparison of the laws enacted to date.
The below post is not intended to provide a complete summary of the New Hampshire bill but rather is intended to identify differences between that bill and the CTDPA as it was originally passed in 2022.Continue Reading New Hampshire Legislature Passes Consumer Data Privacy Bill