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Posts tagged as “Data Protection”

Fifth State in the Union Becomes Fifth State to Enact Data Privacy Legislation

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.

State Privacy Legislation Update: What Happened in March, What’s Ahead, and What’s Dead

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. 

Amendments to the GLBA Safeguards Rule: What’s New, What’s Not, and What’s Hot for Non-Banking Financial Institutions

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.

In No Time At All, Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act Becomes Law

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.