Bloomberg Law
May 3, 2021, 9:00 AM

Lawyers Brace for Virginia Privacy Law Amid California Compliance

Jake Holland
Jake Holland

Virginia’s recently enacted consumer privacy law means businesses need to kickstart compliance preparation now to avoid regulatory scrutiny once the law takes effect in January 2023.

Companies should craft data processing agreements and hammer out an appeals process for consumer information requests since those are likely to be time-consuming. But they should also evaluate how new California Privacy Rights Act compliance requirements can be rolled in alongside Virginia preparation to minimize time and resource use, attorneys say.

The Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act was signed in March by Gov. Ralph Northam (D). It’s the second state-level comprehensive consumer privacy law ...

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