Stacey Gray, Pollyanna Sanderson & Samuel Adams In the absence of federal privacy legislation, U.S. states are weighing in. In Virginia, the “Consumer Data Protection Act” (“CDPA”) (HB 2307 / SB 1392) could be signed into law within weeks, and if passed, would take effect on Jan. 1, 2023. If the law passes, it would […]
Yesterday, on September 30, 2020, FPF submitted comments regarding the draft Washington Privacy Act of 2021. The draft was released by Senator Carlyle, the Chair of the Washington State Senate Committee on Environment, Energy, and Technology (EET) on September 9, 2020. The new version closely resembles last year’s Second Substitute version of the Washington Privacy […]
FPF Presents Expert Analysis to Washington State Lawmakers as Multiple States Weigh COVID-19 Privacy and Contact Tracing Legislation
In response to the ongoing public health emergency, over the past few months state legislatures in the United States have diverted their resources towards establishing state and local reopening plans, allocating federal aid, and promoting public trust and public participation by addressing concerns over privacy and civil liberties. Many states have introduced bills which […]
Authors: Katelyn Ringrose (Christopher Wolf Diversity Law Fellow) and Jeremy Greenberg (Policy Counsel) ——- Today, the California Attorney General will begin enforcing the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The California AG’s office may bring enforcement actions and seek penalties for violations of core provisions of the CCPA. The AG’s request for expedited review of regulations […]
By Stacey Gray, Pollyanna Sanderson, and Katelyn Ringrose Download a printable version of this report (pdf). As Congress continues to work toward drafting and passing a comprehensive national privacy law, state legislators are not slowing down. In Washington State, a new comprehensive privacy law is moving quickly: last week, the Washington Privacy Act (SSB 6281) […]
Child Privacy Protections Compared: California Consumer Privacy Act v. Proposed Washington Privacy Act
As legislatures consider enacting broad consumer privacy legislation, officials must consider whether, and how, to address children’s and teen’s privacy. The leading models for addressing consumer privacy contain language addressing child privacy that differs in significant ways. Many states have introduced legislation that mirrors the framework of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The proposed Washington Privacy Act (SB 6281) has also emerged as an influential framework. CCPA and SB 6281 differ in many respects, including with regard to child privacy. As described below, the frameworks take different approaches to the age of youth protected, the statutory knowledge standards, and the consumer rights granted.