“Of the 24 states that considered data privacy legislation this year, only Illinois, Maine and Nevada enacted new laws.”

“Despite enthusiasm for more privacy rules by legislators and their constituents, many states found themselves bogged down this year in both the details of high tech operations and industry complaints.”

“In Connecticut, Hawaii, Louisiana, North Dakota and Texas, task forces or advisory committees were set up after privacy legislation was defeated. Privacy legislation was delayed for consideration next year in Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington. Similar bills failed outright in Arizona, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Montana and New Mexico.”

Read the full article in Governing magazine.