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Meet Virginia: An Introduction to the Southeast's New Data Privacy Law

WRAL TechWire

  • March 26, 2021

Sarah Hutchins, Steve Britt, and Tiffany Burba wrote an article in WRAL TechWire on what companies in the Southeast need to know about a new data privacy law. 

"Earlier this month, Virginia became only the second state in the nation to enact a comprehensive data privacy law," they wrote. "The Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act’s net – like that of the California Consumer Privacy Act – may ensnare a number of companies who do not have physical locations or employees in Virginia, but rather, only sell products or services there."  

"Many companies in the Carolinas likely fall into this category," they continued. "In addition, it may be the first time that data collection and management practices come under strict legal requirements if they have not been subject to the California Consumer Privacy Act's expansive regulations or the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. Below are some of the key provisions of the VCDPA those companies will need to consider." 

You can read the full article here: Warning: Virginia’s new data privacy law may affect North Carolina businesses, too – here’s how

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