State privacy legislation

The landscape of U.S. state privacy law is changing once again. In 2022, the California legislature passed The California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act (AB 2273), a first-in-the-nation law based on the United Kingdom’s Age-Appropriate Design Code. In 2023, more states are following California’s lead and introducing bills that seek to regulate private entities’

Keypoint: It was another busy week with lawmakers introducing consumer privacy bills in Hawaii, Indiana, Massachusetts and New York, biometric privacy bills in Hawaii and New York, and a health data privacy bill in Massachusetts.

Below is the second weekly update on the status of proposed state privacy legislation in 2023. Before we get to our update, we wanted to provide two reminders.

First, as in past years, we will be regularly updating our State Privacy Law Tracker map with links to the consumer data privacy 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.

Continue Reading Proposed State Privacy Law Update: January 23, 2023

Keypoint: The 2023 state legislative session is off to a fast start with state lawmakers introducing consumer data privacy bills in eight states and numerous bills on biometric information, children’s privacy, health data privacy, data broker regulation, and automated employment decision tools.

We are back for our fourth year of tracking state privacy legislation and our third year of providing weekly updates. As in past years, we will track consumer data privacy legislation through our weekly updates and our State Privacy Law Tracker map.

With the rapid expansion of state privacy bill topics, we are expanding our coverage. Last year, we added biometric privacy bills and data broker bills to our weekly alerts. This year, we are adding children’s privacy, health data privacy, automated employment decision tools, and algorithmic discrimination bills.

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.

Continue Reading Proposed State Privacy Law Update: January 16, 2023

Update your bookmark, we just released our 2023 State Privacy Law Tracker.

With state legislatures starting to open for the 2023 session, lawmakers are already introducing CCPA-like consumer privacy bills.

For the third year in a row we will identify the states that are considering legislation and provide helpful links to the bills and

Keypoint: The 2022 election may result in new states to watch during the 2023 state legislative session.

Until the federal government passes a preemptive federal privacy law, state legislatures will continue to be the driving force in the development of U.S. privacy law. While others have – appropriately – speculated on how the 2022 election could impact the future of federal legislation, this article analyses state election results to identify potential trends and states to watch in 2023. Although drawing conclusions across fifty states is impossible, as discussed below, a handful of states will be well-positioned to pass privacy legislation in 2023 should they choose to do so.

Continue Reading The Future of State Privacy Legislation After the 2022 Election

Keypoint: This week the Connecticut Data Privacy Act was signed by the Governor, making Connecticut the fifth state to pass consumer data privacy legislation.

Below is our eighteenth – and final – weekly update on the status of proposed state privacy legislation in 2022. With the legislatures in many states now adjourned for the year, we are concluding our weekly updates.

That said, as discussed below, there are still a handful of bills pending in states such as Delaware, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and California. We will continue tracking those bills through posts on LinkedIn and Twitter. Please consider friending or following to stay up to date.

Continue Reading Proposed State Privacy Law Update: May 16, 2022

State Privacy Law UpdateKeypoint: This week the Delaware House passed a data broker bill, the Connecticut Data Privacy Act was sent to the Governor, Louisiana scheduled a hearing on its bill, and the Hawaii legislature closed without passing a bill.

Below is our seventeenth weekly update on the status of proposed state privacy legislation in 2022. Before we get to our update, we wanted to provide two reminders.

First, we regularly update our 2022 State Privacy Law Tracker to keep pace with the latest developments with CCPA-like privacy 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.

Continue Reading Proposed State Privacy Law Update: May 9, 2022

Keypoint: This week the Connecticut legislature passed a consumer data privacy bill.

Below is our sixteenth weekly update on the status of proposed state privacy legislation in 2022. Before we get to our update, we wanted to provide two reminders.

First, we regularly update our 2022 State Privacy Law Tracker to keep pace with the latest developments with CCPA-like privacy 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.

Continue Reading Proposed State Privacy Law Update: May 2, 2022

Keypoint: This week the Connecticut Senate passed a consumer data privacy bill.

Below is our fifteenth weekly update on the status of proposed state privacy legislation in 2022. Before we get to our update, we wanted to provide two reminders.

First, we regularly update our 2022 State Privacy Law Tracker to keep pace with the latest developments with CCPA-like privacy 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.

Continue Reading Proposed State Privacy Law Update: April 25, 2022

Keypoint: This week a new bill was introduced in Michigan; the Connecticut bill passed a second committee; Maryland and Kentucky legislatures adjourned without passing bills; Virginia Governor Youngkin signed three VCDPA amendment bills into law; Maine’s House passed a biometric privacy bill; and Delaware lawmakers advanced a data broker bill.

Below is our fourteenth weekly update on the status of proposed state privacy legislation in 2022. Before we get to our update, we wanted to provide two reminders.

First, we regularly update our 2022 State Privacy Law Tracker to keep pace with the latest developments with CCPA-like privacy 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.

Continue Reading Proposed State Privacy Law Update: April 18, 2022