Keypoint: This week an amended version of the Colorado Privacy Act unanimously passed out of committee, Alaska’s House held another hearing on its bill (and scheduled another hearing for May 12), Connecticut’s bill was tabled for the Senate calendar, and Nevada’s Assembly Committee on Commerce and Labor scheduled a May 10 hearing on its bill.

Below is our eleventh weekly update on the status of proposed CCPA-like privacy legislation. Before we get to our update, we wanted to provide two reminders.

First, 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.

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.


Continue Reading Status of Proposed CCPA-Like State Privacy Legislation as of May 10, 2021

On March 2, 2021, Virginia passed the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act, creating the single most important privacy decision in 2021:

Should we call the new law the CDPA or the VCDPA?

People have very strong opinions. After all, acronyms are everything in privacy law (see, e.g., GDPR, CCPA, CPRA, HIPAA, COPPA, PIPEDA, BIPA, GLBA,

Keypoint: There were four notable developments this week: the Florida House passed a bill out of committee, lawmakers proposed a new bill in Texas, the Washington Privacy Act was  scheduled for a public hearing and committee session on March 17 and 19, respectively, and the Illinois Right to Know Act was scheduled for a March 19 hearing in the Cybersecurity, Data Analytics & IT Committee.

For the third 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, we hosted a webinar on Virginia’s Consumer Data Protection Act on March 11. You can access the recording here.

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 15, 2021

Keypoint: It was a busy week for privacy law. Since the update we provided last week Virginia’s bill was signed into law, bills in Washington and Oklahoma advanced, and Utah’s bill failed to pass before its legislative session closed.

Last week, we provided an update on the status of proposed CCPA-like privacy legislation. In that article, we noted that the contents were “time-sensitive and subject to change.” Typical to privacy law, in just a week, the landscape of these proposed laws changed dramatically. Given these changes, we decided to publish another update and, like last week, waited until a weekend when state legislatures are quiet.

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

First, we will be hosting a webinar on Virginia’s Consumer Data Protection Act on March 11. You can register for the webinar here. If you are unable to attend the webinar live, you can still register, and we will email a copy of the presentation and a link to the webinar recording to you.

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 8, 2021

Keypoint: Virginia joins California as the second state to enact state consumer data privacy legislation.

As first confirmed by Amy Miller at MLex, on March 2, 2021, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA). The CDPA will go into effect on January 1, 2023. With the enactment of the CDPA,

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

On February 19, 2012, the Virginia House of Delegates voted overwhelmingly to pass the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA). The Senate previously voted in favor of passing the legislation. The General Assembly had been considering the CDPA in a special session after both chambers passed companion bills during the regular session. The Senate and

Keypoint: Virginia moves closer to enacting consumer privacy legislation.

On January 29, 2021, the Virginia House of Delegates passed HB2307, the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (Act) in an 89 to 9 vote. The Act now sits with the Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology. A companion bill, SB 1392, already passed the Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology on January 27, 2021.

According to the Virginia General Assembly Session Calendar, Friday, February 5 is the deadline for each house to complete work on its own legislation, except for the budget bill. The Assembly will adjourn on February 11.

Below is a brief overview of the Act. In addition, on February 17, members of Husch Blackwell’s Data Privacy & Cybersecurity team will host a webinar to discuss all of the CCPA-like privacy bills proposed across the country. To register, click here.

Many thanks to Amy Miller, Senior Reporter, Privacy and Data Security at MLEX Market Insight for alerting us to this development.


Continue Reading Virginia House Passes Consumer Data Protection Act

Keypoint: Five states are now considering online privacy legislation.

Virginia and Oklahoma join Washington, New York and Minnesota as states where lawmakers have proposed online privacy legislation this year. It is expected that lawmakers in other states will propose similar legislation in the coming weeks. As discussed in our prior posts, the fact the legislation has been proposed is not indicative of whether it has any chance of becoming law. Since lawmakers passed the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) in 2018 numerous states have considered similar bills, but none of them has become law. That said, presumably one day another state (or more) will join California in passing such legislation.

Below is a brief summary of the two bills. To the extent that the bills appear poised for advancement we will provide a more detailed analysis.

In addition, on February 17, 2021, members of Husch Blackwell’s privacy and data security practice group will host a webinar to discuss all of the CCPA-like privacy bills proposed across the country. To register click here.


Continue Reading Privacy Legislation Proposed in Virginia and Oklahoma