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Colorado Privacy Law Ups Compliance Ante as U.S. Patchwork Grows

July 9, 2021, 9:00 AM

Colorado’s recently enacted privacy law complicates the compliance picture for national companies as they gear up for 2023, the year several state privacy statutes take effect.

Colorado’s law—which is unique in that all companies must adhere to global opt-out mechanisms—can be tackled alongside Virginia’s new statute, but businesses need to recognize the quirks of each or else risk regulatory scrutiny, attorneys say. Gov. Jared Polis (D) signed the bill into law on July 7.

The law gives residents the right to opt out of the sale of their personal data from businesses, and it also gives them the right to ...