Keypoint: As introduced, the Ohio Personal Privacy Act would provide Ohio residents with some rights regarding their personal data, but it is not as extensive as the CPRA, CPA, and VCDPA.

As first reported by the IAPP’s Joe Duball, on July 13, 2021, Ohio lawmakers introduced the Ohio Personal Privacy Act (House Bill 376).

The bill’s primary sponsors are Republicans Rick Carfagna and Thomas Hall. The bill also has eight Republican co-sponsors in the House. For reference, Republicans have overwhelming majorities in Ohio’s House and Senate, and Ohio has a Republican Governor. In announcing the introduction of the bill, Kirk Herath, Chairman of CyberOhio, emphasized the large group of individuals involved in crafting the bill, including Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted. Ohio’s legislature closes in December.

Below is an analysis of the bill (as introduced).Continue Reading Ohio Personal Privacy Act Introduced