Keypoint: The VCDPA is now finalized in advance of its January 1, 2023 effective date.
On April 11, 2022, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin signed three Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA) amendment bills into law. The three bills will go into effect July 1, 2022. With the signing of the bills, the VCDPA’s text is now finalized in advance of its January 1, 2023 effective date.
As discussed more fully below, the bills (1) add a new exemption to the VCDPA’s right to delete, (2) repeal the Consumer Privacy Fund provision and, instead, direct penalties, expenses and attorney fees recovered enforcing the VCDPA to a different fund; and (3) modify the VCDPA’s definition of nonprofit.