Updates to U.S. State Data Privacy Laws: What You Need to Know

The United States is trying to catch up with global data privacy laws passed in recent years. While the European Union (EU) passed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which went into effect in 2018, the U.S. has not been able to pass its version called the American Data Privacy and Protection Act (ADPPA) into federal law.

In the meantime however, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Utah, Virginia, Indiana, Tennessee, Delaware, Iowa, Texas, Montana, and Oregon have passed their own comprehensive consumer privacy laws that go into effect by 2026 . The velocity of state privacy legislative action doesn’t seem to be slowing down, and individual state laws will continue to be adopted unless the ADPPA is passed — which seems unlikely given the current political climate in the U.S. and the competing priorities facing the government.

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