State privacy legislation

Keypoint: This week lawmakers introduced new bills in Mississippi, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania, held hearings in Alaska and Washington, and scheduled hearings for the coming week in Alaska, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, and Washington.

Below is our second weekly update on proposed state privacy laws. As with past updates, we track the status of proposed CCPA-like privacy legislation. In addition, starting this week we have expanded the update to track upcoming hearings, VCDPA amendments, biometric privacy bills, data broker bills, and other bills of note. We even added a table of contents! We hope you enjoy the additional content.

Before we get to our update, we wanted to provide two reminders.

First, we will be regularly updating our 2022 State Privacy Law Tracker to keep pace with the latest developments with CCPA-like bills. 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. If you are interested in tracking developments between blog posts, consider following on LinkedIn and/or Twitter. Last week, we provided a mid-week update on a new VCDPA amendment.


Continue Reading Proposed State Privacy Law Update: Jan. 24, 2022

Keypoint: 2022 is off to a fast start with proposed state privacy laws filed in Alaska, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Vermont, joining the long list of bills already filed.

Welcome back! This is our first weekly update on the status of proposed CCPA-like state privacy laws in 2022. Last year, we provided sixteen weekly updates, culminating with the passage of the Colorado Privacy Act. We will bring you the same coverage in 2022 with weekly updates in your inbox every Monday morning for subscribers. Before we get to our first update, we wanted to provide three reminders.


Continue Reading Proposed State Privacy Law Update: Jan. 18, 2022

Keypoint: Lawmakers introduced new bills in Florida, Washington, Indiana and the District of Columbia.

The list of jurisdictions considering consumer data privacy bills in 2022 continues to grow with lawmakers introducing new bills in Florida, Washington, Indiana, and the District of Columbia.

In Florida, Senator Jennifer Bradley filed the Florida Privacy Protection Act (SB 1864) on January 7, 2022. Senator Bradley sponsored SB 1734 last year. It is expected that Representative McFarland will introduce a bill in the Florida House in the coming days.


Continue Reading Four More Consumer Data Privacy Bills Introduced in US

Which States Will Consider CCPA-Like Consumer Privacy Bills in 2022?Keypoint: At least fifteen state legislatures are poised to consider CCPA-like consumer privacy legislation in 2022 with lawmakers in Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Minnesota, Mississippi, and Washington confirming they will be introducing bills, a bill already being pre-filed in Maryland, and eight states with bills that will carry over from the 2021 session.

The continuing emergence of proposed state privacy laws will be a dominant story for privacy professionals in 2022.

In 2021, lawmakers in twenty-seven states proposed CCPA-like privacy legislation. We tracked these bills through our weekly updates, State Privacy Law Tracker, and Legislating Data Privacy podcast series.

This year, we contacted lawmakers who proposed bills in 2021 and asked them to share their plans for 2022. We received many responses, which we chronicle below along with updates on bills that we have been tracking over the summer and fall. Of particular note, Representatives Shelley Kloba (Washington), Steve Elkins (Minnesota), and Collin Walke (Oklahoma) provided extensive comments on their 2022 proposals.


Continue Reading Which States Will Consider CCPA-Like Consumer Privacy Bills in 2022?

Keypoint: New Utah law creates incentive for businesses to develop and implement a written cybersecurity program to protect themselves against data breach lawsuits.

On March 11, 2021, Utah governor Spencer Cox signed the Cybersecurity Affirmative Defense Act, which creates affirmative defenses to certain causes of action arising out of a breach of system security.


Continue Reading Utah Gets a New Data Breach Defense Law

Keypoint: There were a number of notable developments this week: the Washington Privacy Act passed out of a house committee after adding a private right of action, there was more movement on the Florida and Connecticut bills, and Nevada lawmakers introduced companion bills that would expand the state’s right to opt out of sales.

For the fifth week in a row, we are providing an update on the status of proposed CCPA-like privacy legislation. Before we get to our update, we wanted to provide three reminders.

First, there has been so much debate about what to call Virginia’s new privacy law – the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act – that we started an online poll. Tell us whether you think the law should be called the CDPA or VCPDA. We will keep voting open until April 2 and release the results on our blog.

Second, 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.

Third, 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 March 29, 2021

Keypoint: It was another busy week with bills introduced in Colorado, New York and West Virginia, a committee hearing in New Jersey on three bills, a public hearing in Washington on the Washington Privacy Act, the Oklahoma bill was referred to the Senate Judiciary committee, one Florida bill passed out of committee, and a hearing was set on the other Florida bill.

For the fourth week in a row, we are providing an update on the status of proposed CCPA-like privacy legislation. Before we get to our update, we wanted to provide three reminders.

First, there has been so much debate about what to call Virginia’s new privacy law – the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act – that we started an online poll. Tell us whether you think the law should be called the CDPA or VCPDA. We will keep voting open until April 2 and release the results on our blog.

Second, 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.

Third, 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 March 22, 2021

Keypoint: CCPA-like privacy bills continue to be introduced and work their way through state legislatures.

Those who attended our recent webinar or who subscribe to this blog know that we have been closely tracking proposed CCPA-like legislation in state legislatures across the country. We also launched a 2021 State Privacy Law Tracker to keep pace with the latest developments.

Yet, even with these efforts, there still are numerous developments occurring on a near daily basis. Therefore, we decided to wait until a weekend (when state legislatures are quiet) to provide a summary of where these bills stand. Of course, the contents provided below are time-sensitive and subject to change.


Continue Reading Status of Proposed CCPA-Like State Privacy Legislation as of March 1, 2021