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Cybersecurity & You: Five State Comprehensive Data Privacy Laws (and Counting)

WRAL TechWire

  • November 15, 2022

In WRAL TechWire, Steve Britt and Sarah Hutchins co-authored an article on the five state laws going into effect in 2023. This article is the fourth of a five-part series on data privacy law to bring some clarity to one of the fastest growing and most complex areas of technology law.

"Our prior articles in this series have laid the groundwork for what now lies before us – a clear ramping up of legislative action across many states, with even whispers of significant progress in Congressional committees with jurisdiction over data privacy," they wrote.

"In 2023, we have five new state laws going into effect and they tell an important story about how far this movement has come," they wrote. "We already covered the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), effective January 1, 2023, in Part 3 of this series."

The full complement of new state laws and effective dates are as follows:

  • California Privacy Rights Act: January 1, 2023
  • Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act: January 1, 2023
  • Colorado Privacy Act: July 1, 2023
  • Connecticut Data Privacy Act: July 1, 2023
  • Utah Consumer Privacy Act: December 31, 2023

"Several bills moved in committee this year and there is still an outside chance of another bill or two passing this year," they continued. "However, the effective date of any new laws is likely to carry over into 2024 and the plate is certainly full enough for 2023."

You can read the full article here: Cybersecurity & you: Five state comprehensive data privacy laws (and counting)

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