Consumer privacy seems more vital than ever, but very few states have laws in place that protect consumer privacy in a meaningful way. Following the adoption in 2018 of the California Consumer Privacy Act, other states have rushed to draft their own versions of this sweeping consumer protection law. The singular aim of almost all of these pieces of legislation is to increase consumer awareness and empowerment in relation to data collection and sales.
Referral data from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and the National Conference of State Legislative Assemblies (NSCL), Zapproved compiled laws and bills relating to data privacy across the United States. Invoices that have failed or have been delayed indefinitely are not included in this list. Invoices are quite similar, but have some small variations and differences, from their scope, such as organizations that handle medical data subject to HIPAA and those that report credit information for financial institutions.
If your condition is among those on this list, be aware that you may soon be protected against the unintentional sale of your data to third parties of which you are not aware. Many of these bills have enjoyed bipartisan support due to the ever-renewed popularity of the American ideal of privacy protection, as well as rights such as the First and Fifth Amendments to the Bill of Rights.
Read on to find out if your state is among those considering this legislation.