Two bills dealing with processing COVID-19 data in California were referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Assembly Bill 660 prohibits data collected, received or prepared for purposes of contact tracing from being used or disclosed for any purpose other than facilitating contact tracing efforts. It also requires the data collected to be deleted within 60

“Manufacturers of smart microwaves, light bulbs, and other connected devices will face new security requirements in California and Oregon next year,”  Reports Sara Merken for Bloomberg Law.

“The two states are the first ones to specifically regulate the security of internet of things devices, with laws taking effect Jan. 1. Other states are likely to

“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

Under a proposed amendment to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) filed Feb. 22, companies that amass user data could be the target of class-action litigation from state consumers if they’re accused of violating the CCPA.

This expands the existing private right of action under CCPA which currently applies only to data breaches. Other proposals

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