Meet The Colorado Privacy Act: An Intro To CPA Compliance

Meet The Colorado Privacy Act: An Intro To CPA Compliance

Colorado joins the ranks of California and Virginia in passing comprehensive consumer privacy legislation. Here’s how the latest privacy law stacks up to other frameworks, and what it could teach us about the future of American privacy regulation. Privacy Protections for the Centennial State On July 7, Colorado’s governor signed the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA) into law, which codifies data privacy rights for the state’s almost 6 million residents. The CPA takes effect on July 1, 2023. Looking at a national scale, the CPA is grounded in the general business obligations and user provisions articulated in recent legislation from California and Virginia. However, its additions are significant and could shape expectations for other jurisdictions’ privacy legislation in the future. Here …

What Florida And Washington Are Teaching Us About Privacy Legislation

What Florida And Washington Are Teaching Us About Privacy Legislation

Last week, two of the most prominent privacy bills in the country died, in large part over a debate about a private right of action. Here’s a rundown of the ongoing disagreement and how it could shape the trajectory of US privacy. Taking Stock of State-Level Privacy Bills Ever since March 2020, our collective sense of time has had its tenuous moments, to say the least. Working from home and not holding in-person events to mark special occasions, some days seem to fly by while others float in place. But time is indeed moving along; just look at how the privacy landscape has evolved. A little over two months ago, I was giving a summary of the growing number of …

The Senate’s Talking Privacy Laws Again…But Is Anything Different?

The Senate’s Talking Privacy Laws Again…But Is Anything Different?

If you want to take the privacy pulse of the nation, there are few better venues than a Senate Commerce Committee hearing in which to do so. Yesterday, the Committee that will be the source of a federal US privacy law – if there ever is one! – convened a hearing called “Revisiting the Need for Federal Data Privacy Legislation.” It’s fair to say they had an all-star cast of privacy experts as witnesses: Julie Brill, Former Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission William Kovacic, Former Chairman and Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission Jon Leibowitz, Former Chairman and Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission Maureen Ohlhausen, Former Commissioner and Acting Chairman, Federal Trade Commission Mr. Xavier Becerra, Attorney General, State of California   Pretty impressive! …