On March 10, 2021, Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.) introduced the first comprehensive consumer privacy bill of the 117th Congress. The Information Transparency and Personal Data Control Act is designed to “establish a uniform set of rights for consumers and create one set of rules for businesses to operate in,” according to a press release from

On March 2, 2021, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA) into law, making Virginia the second state to have comprehensive data privacy legislation on the books. The CDPA is similar to the privacy regime enacted under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and expanded under the California Privacy Rights

Virginia is poised to be the second state, after California, to pass comprehensive data privacy legislation.  The Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act passed the Senate and the House of Delegates on Feb. 24, 2021, and now awaits the approval of Governor Northam.

Although the Virginia statute will not take effect until Jan. 1, 2023, companies

In late January, California’s Attorney General (AG) tweeted about the use of the new Global Privacy Control (GPC), informing California consumers that on certain browsers they can use GPC as a “stop selling my data switch” to exercise their right to opt out of the sale of their personal information (PI) in one step –

On Feb. 15, Gov. Ron DeSantis and House Speaker Chris Sprowls held a press conference to announce their support for legislation that would significantly increase data privacy and security regulation and create new rights for Florida consumers with respect to their personal information (PI).

House Bill 969 by Rep. Fiona McFarland (R-Sarasota) would apply to

On Aug. 30, 2020, the California legislature passed Assembly Bill 1281 (AB-1281), which would extend the exemptions for “employee” information and business-to-business (B2B) transactions from its original expiration date of Jan. 1, 2021, to Jan. 1, 2022, if approved by the governor.

Read the full GT Alert, “Extension to CCPA’s Employment and

Following much anticipation, the Office of the California Attorney General (OAG) moved one step closer to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)’s wide-ranging implementing regulations becoming enforceable by law by filing the final CCPA Regulations with the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) on June 1.

The CCPA grants the OAG the authority to begin

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), enacted March 27, 2020, rewrote significant portions of 42 U.S.C. § 290dd-2, the federal statute governing the confidentiality of substance use disorder (SUD) records that is more commonly known by its implementing regulations at 42 C.F.R. Part 2 (Part 2). Among other changes, the CARES

Although the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) has only been in effect for a matter of weeks – and its proposed regulations are not yet finalized – it could be overhauled by a new privacy law later this year. Last fall, the group that first formulated the CCPA as a ballot initiative in 2018, Californians