North Dakota, Utah, Washington State. .. all three have recently introduced new pieces of data privacy legislation.
Utah State Rep. Walt Brooks, has introduced House Bill 80, which creates an “affirmative defense” for companies in lawsuits over data breaches, provided they can prove that they maintain up-to-date data security.
“It doesn’t give them immunity and it doesn’t release them from liability especially if they’re negligent,” said Brooks.
Another bill introduced in the legislature regulates the state’s use of facial recognition technology.
House Majority Leader Francis Gibson, has introduced House Bill 243, which creates a statewide “privacy officer” to look at how state and local governments use some tech and whether or not people’s personal information is protected.