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On April 28, 2022, the Connecticut State House passed Senate Bill (‘SB’) 6 for An Act Concerning Personal Data Privacy and Online Monitoring (‘the Act’), following its earlier passage by Connecticut’s Senate.  If enacted, the Act would take effect on 1 July 2023. Like California, Virginia, and Colorado, the Act would include several consumer rights, including the rights of access, correction, deletion, data portability, and the right to opt-out of targeted advertising, the sale of…

On March 24, the Utah Consumer Privacy Act (UCPA) was signed into law. It will take effect on December 31, 2023. UCPA generally has a narrower scope of application than the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA), the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA), and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It has multiple threshold requirements for applicability, excludes Utah residents acting in an employment or commercial context from protection (like…

The roller coaster of comprehensive state data privacy laws continues in earnest.  California has now double dipped: first with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and second with the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA).  With all eyes on New York, Washington State, and other potential early movers for more state legislation, Virginia has surprised the nation by coming out very quickly with its own version of comprehensive privacy law, which Governor Ralph Northam signed into…

Florida’s governor, Ron DeSantis, and the speaker of the state’s house of representatives, Chris Sprowls, each recently highlighted proposed new privacy legislation in Florida that resembles the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). This has landscape-changing potential, as House Bill 969 is the first CCPA-like proposal endorsed by a Republican governor. The bill the governor and speaker lauded was filed on February 15th, and if passed would become effective on January 1, 2022. Application/Exceptions House Bill…

The Empire State is making waves in the world of privacy with the introduction of its own version of the now infamous California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).  SB 567, which was introduced on January 6, 2021, is New York’s attempt to introduce new consumer rights with respect to personal information, as well as regulate the sale of consumer personal information to third parties.  Notably, the Bill also introduces a private right of action for consumers…

Based on preliminary election results, Californians voted to enact the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”), expanding and revising the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) effective January 1, 2023 with a one-year look-back to January 1, 2022 for some provisions. Companies around the world with business ties to California should start updating vendor contracts and prepare for new requirements under the statute and revised regulations to be issued by a new California Privacy Protection…

In part two of What Do Emerging State Privacy Laws Really Mean for B2B Companies, Global Chair of Data Privacy & Security Brian Hengesbaugh gave an overview on the substance of the new state privacy laws emerging in the United States. In part three, Brian talks collective next steps for B2B companies, covering actions that can be taken now to prepare. Click here to watch part three.

In part two, Global Chair of Data Privacy & Security Brian Hengesbaugh guides through the substance of these emerging laws, dissecting scope, types of data affected, and more. Click below to watch Brian share his thoughts on actions B2B companies should be prepared to take given what we know now. Click the video below to watch. Click here to watch part two.

As of February 15th, twelve other states (in addition to California and Nevada) have either released new or revived old data privacy and protection bills that did not pass during last year’s legislative sessions. Through a four part video series, Global Chair of Data Privacy & Security Brian Hengesbaugh breaks down the need-to-know information for B2B businesses, including what companies could be considering now to prepare. Part one serves as an introduction, addressing the importance of the…