With a little less than a week before the next US state “comprehensive” privacy laws (Colorado and Connecticut) go into effect, many are reviewing existing practices. One that keeps coming up is the concept of “profiling.” As a reminder, we now have 11 states with comprehensive privacy laws: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Montana, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Virginia.Continue Reading The Comprehensive Privacy Law Deluge: What to Do About “Profiling”

Texas has now become the 11th state, following Florida, to have a “comprehensive” privacy law. HB 4 was signed by the governor on June 18, 2023. This caps off a busy spring for state lawmakers not only in Texas, but Florida, Iowa, Indiana, Tennessee, and Montana. The law goes into effect on July 1, 2024 (the ability for agents to submit rights requests is not effective until January 1, 2025 however). For a round-up of state laws’ effective dates, visit here.Continue Reading The Lone Star State Joins the Privacy Law Deluge: Another Governor Signs

Companies may want to review their consumer rights processes as we approach July 1. This is the date of enforcement for those parts of CCPA modified by CPRA. It is also the effective date of two more state privacy laws: Colorado and Connecticut. Neither law is substantively much different from California and Virginia, but if an entity was not subject to those laws it may be subject to those in these two additional states. Let’s recap the requirements around choice and individual rights:Continue Reading The Comprehensive Privacy Law Deluge: Approaching Choice and Rights

Florida has become the latest state to enact a comprehensive privacy law this year when SB 262 was signed by Governor DeSantis last week. It combines some new, and some familiar, provisions. It has also passed a child privacy law, similar to parts of California’s Age Appropriate Design Act, going into effect July 1, 2024.Continue Reading Another Governor Signs: Florida Privacy Law Will be Effective July 2024

The US has what appears to be a never-ending list of comprehensive privacy laws, but do they all apply to your organization? Not necessarily.Continue Reading The Comprehensive US Privacy Law Deluge: Which US Privacy Laws Apply to Your Company?

Montana now joins a growing list of states to have a comprehensive privacy law. The law was signed by the governor on May 19, 2023 and will go into effect October 24, 2024. This is before some Iowa (effective January 1, 2025) and Indiana (effective January 1, 2026), which pre-dated it in passage.Continue Reading Montana Governor Signs Big Sky’s Privacy Law

With January well in the rear view mirror, companies are setting their privacy compliance sights on the next two laws to come into effect on July 1, 2023: Colorado and Connecticut. Knowing, of course, that Utah (December 31, 2023) is not far behind. To say nothing of five more on the horizon, in order of effective date:Continue Reading Preparing for the US Comprehensive Privacy Law Deluge

The UK’s new Code of Practice for App Store Operators and App Developers provides companies with privacy-related resources. It also highlights ICO privacy expectations. Participating in the code is done by voluntarily complying with it (it is not mandatory). The UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport, though, is not only working with leading companies to participate in the code, but also is looking at whether current laws should be expanded and/or if code participation should become mandatory. Continue Reading UK App Code Provides Privacy and Security Compliance Direction