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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