Roundup: 2019 State Legislation Related to Consumer Data Privacy
The year 2019 began with a significant increase in bill introductions addressing various aspects of data privacy, compared to previous years. The legislation identified below is limited to the regulation of privacy practices of commercial entities, online services or commercial websites, covering legislation related to the privacy of consumer data, including bills related to online privacy, collection of consumers’ biometric data, data broker regulation and other miscellaneous consumer privacy issues.
Legislation related to data breaches and consumer data held by internet/telecommunications providers is not included here, and additional types of privacy laws and legislation are covered separately in other NCSL resources.
Bills or bill drafts have been introduced/filed in at least 24 states and in Puerto Rico.
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.