We update our blog periodically when new state privacy laws for 2020 and 2021 are proposed, when bills die and when bills are passed into law.
Click here for a link to our google spreadsheet of US State Privacy Law Tracker.
We classified the bills into a chart to make it all easier to understand. Here is an explanation of the factors against which each state privacy laws for 2020 is weighed:
- Business size limit: this bill applies to businesses of a certain size. For example, some of the bills apply to businesses that make millions of dollars in revenue or collect the personal information of a certain number of that state’s citizens;
- Right to access data: consumers have the right to see the specific pieces of data that the company has collected about them;
- Right to delete data: consumers have the right to request that the business delete their personal data;
- Right to correct data: consumers have the right to request that the business correct their incorrect data or complete their incomplete data;
- Right to restrict processing: consumers have the right to limit how businesses use their data.
- Right to opt out: consumers have the right to say no to the sharing or selling of their data.
- Opt-in consent required: consumers have to affirmatively allow the business to collect, use, sell or share their data.
- Right to portability: consumers have the right to receive their personal data that the business has collected on them in an electronic, commonly-used, machine structured format.
- Against automated decision making: the bill restricts a businesses’ ability to make certain decisions by solely automated means, without any human involvement.
- Imposes fiduciary duty: the bill obligates a business to act solely in the best interest of the consumer and not the business when it comes to that consumer’s data.
- Prohibits discrimination: the bill prohibits businesses from discriminating against consumers that exercise their rights by charging higher prices or by providing inferior quality service or products.
Here are links to each respective proposed state privacy laws for 2020:
- California A2414;
- Hawaii SB418;
- Illinois SB2330;
- Illinois SB2263;
- Illinois HB5603;
- Massachusetts SD341/S120;
- Nebraska LB746;
- New York S5642;
- New York S224;
- New York S2293;
- New York S2323;
- New York A7736;
- New York A6351;
- New Jersey A2188;
- New Jersey A3255;
- New Jersey A1181;
- New Jersey SB1257;
- New Jersey A3283;
- New Hampshire HB1680;
- Pennsylvania H1049;
- Rhode Island S2430;
- South Carolina H4812;
- Vermont H899