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Alaska: SB 116 for Consumer Data Privacy Act introduced in Senate

Senate Bill ('SB') 116 for an Act establishing the Consumer Data Privacy Act was introduced, on 31 March 2021, to the Alaska State Senate. In particular, the bill affords consumers:

  • the right to know when businesses are collecting their personal information;
  • the right to learn what information businesses have collected about them for the last five years and whether businesses have sold or disclosed that information to third parties;
  • the right to request that businesses delete any personal information that has been collected within the last five years; and
  • the right to prevent businesses from selling their personal information.

In addition, the bill aims to ensure the protection of personal information against unscrupulous monetization and sets strong penalties for violations.

A companion bill, House Bill ('HB') 159 was introduced, on 31 March 2021, to the Alaska House of Representatives.

You can read the press release here, the bill here, and track its progress here.

UPDATE (17 June 2021)

SB 116 for the Consumer Data Privacy Act dies in State Senate

OneTrust DataGuidance confirmed, on 14 June 2021, with the Alaska State Legislature that Senate Bill ('SB') 116 for an Act establishing the Consumer Data Privacy Act has died following its failure to pass the Alaska Senate Labor and Commerce Committee, as the legislative session has ended.

You can read the bill here and view its history here.