Bloomberg Law
Feb. 16, 2021, 10:01 AM

State Privacy Bills Reemerge as Momentum Grows Nationwide

Jake Holland
Jake Holland

State privacy legislation is likely to get a boost from the public’s heightened interest in privacy due to the pandemic, but higher-priority bills and debates over enforcement schemes could slow progress as they did in 2020.

Virginia, Washington, and New York emerge as top contenders for comprehensive privacy bills to be passed this session and could produce a snowball effect for others to follow this year or next, attorneys say.

The Consumer Data Protection Act in Virginia cleared both chambers earlier this month and is expected to pass in the coming weeks.

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