Keypoint: Oregon is the eleventh state to pass consumer data privacy legislation with a bill that is one of the strongest passed to date.
On June 22, 2023, the Oregon legislature passed the Oregon Consumer Privacy Act (OCPA) (SB 619). Subject to the procedural formalities, the bill will move to Oregon Governor Tina Kotek for consideration.
Assuming the bill becomes law, Oregon will become the eleventh state – and sixth this year – to pass a consumer data privacy bill. It is the first Democrat-controlled state to pass a consumer data privacy bill in 2023.
The OCPA – which is the product of a work group led by the Oregon Attorney General’s office – is based on the Washington Privacy Act model that has been used by all of the non-California states. However, the bill contains some notable and unique provisions discussed in the below article.
Click here if you would like to see a more detailed comparison of the OCPA against the ten other state laws enacted to date.