On May 10, Gov. Ned Lamont signed into law Substitute Senate Bill 6 (Public Act 22-15), Connecticut’s version of comprehensive consumer data privacy legislation. This makes Connecticut the fifth state to enact such legislation, following California, Virginia, Colorado, and Utah. The Act will go into effect July 1, 2023.
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There remain over 30 comprehensive consumer data privacy bills pending in the states, but some are falling off the chart as the legislative sessions come to an end. While the number of active bills is decreasing, there is one new state data privacy law, and others that continue to show movement.
On March 24, Utah Gov. Spence Cox signed into law SB 227, the Utah Consumer Privacy Act. This makes Utah the fourth state, behind California, Virginia, and Colorado, to enact comprehensive consumer data privacy legislation.
The Federal Trade Commission recently amended the Safeguards Rule, 16 C.F.R. § 314.1, et seq., with significant changes to how an information security program should be designed, what it must include, and who needs to be in charge.
Despite the national and global events that took center stage in 2021, the upward trend in data privacy legislation at the state level continued and with the addition of the amendments to the Safeguards Rule, 2022 brings new compliance challenges for many businesses and financial institutions.
On July 6, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed into law Senate Bill 21-190, the Colorado Privacy Act. This makes Colorado the third state, behind California and Virginia, to enact comprehensive consumer data privacy legislation. The act becomes effective July 1, 2023.
On March 19, Sen. Robert Rodriguez (D), Chair of the Business, Labor & Technology Committee, and Sen. Paul Lundeen (R), Minority Whip, introduced Senate Bill 21-190 that would create the Colorado Privacy Act.
On March 15, the California Office of the Attorney General announced that additional regulations relating to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) had been approved, effective immediately.
On Feb. 21, Alabama Rep. Craig Lipscomb introduced House Bill 216 which would create the Alabama Consumer Privacy Act. The legislation is similar to the California Consumer Privacy Act but has far broader application.
On March 15, West Virginia Delegate Danny Hamrick, joined by 10 other Republicans, introduced House Bill 3159 which is consumer data privacy legislation similar to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), though arguably less business friendly.
On March 2, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed into law the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act. House Bill 2307 was introduced Jan. 20, 2021, and a substitute was passed in the House just nine days later. Its companion, Senate Bill 1392, followed a similar trajectory and on Feb. 19, each chamber concurred in the other’s substitute. The Act will become effective Jan. 1, 2023.
In 2006 the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe designated each Jan. 28 as Data Protection Day, known outside of Europe as Data Privacy Day. It marks the day in 1981 that Convention 108 of the Council of Europe became open for signature.