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Connecticut Senate Unanimously Passes Consumer Data Privacy Bill

April 21, 2022, 3:32 PM

Connecticut is one step closer to enacting comprehensive consumer privacy legislation after its state Senate greenlit a bill that resembles a statute enacted last year in Colorado.

Senate Bill 6, approved 35-0 on Wednesday, would give consumers the right to opt out of the processing and sale of their personal data and to ask that their data be deleted. It also would require companies to limit the collection of personal data to that which is “adequate, relevant, and reasonably necessary.”

Like the Colorado law enacted in 2021, it would require companies to honor an opt-out signal of consumer preferences. ...