US state of Virginia adopts privacy law
Virginia passed a Consumer Data Protection Act yesterday, following in the footsteps of California, and perhaps paving the way for a federal law. Other states are considering privacy bills.
State Senator David Marsden (D), who introduced the bill said:
“This is a huge step forward. By creating this omnibus bill, we take the lead in data privacy in the United States. This omnibus bill is clear, concise, and holds companies accountable for protecting consumer data in providing protections for consumers.”
The law enters into force in 2023 and applies to all businesses that control or process the data of at least 100,000 consumers, derive more than 50% gross revenue from the sale of personal data, or process the personal data of at least 25,000 consumers, thehill.com reports.
- The Hill: Virginia governor signs comprehensive data privacy law
- PL&B International Report, February 2021 - ‘The time may now be right for US federal privacy law’
More reporting about US privacy law developments in the next issue of PL&B International Report.