Data privacy bills are pending in at least eight states, reports Sara Merken at Bloomberg Law.
State lawmakers are aiming to give citizens more control over their personal data. Some of the bills largely follow the lead of California, whose Consumer Privacy Act takes effect Jan. 1, 2020. Others are more narrowly focused on specific business practices.
- In North Dakota – a bill would require companies to provide to consumers, upon request, information about the types of personal information the companies collect and possess
- In New York – one bill addresses biometric privacy and another would govern businesses’ collection and disclosure of personal information
- In Utah – a bill would require law enforcement to get a warrant from a judge to access electronic information
- In Washington state – a bill would allow consumers to ask companies for a copy of their personal data and to delete or correct inaccurate data and would also regulate facial recognition technology
Details in Bloomberg Law.