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Arizona: Bill on biometric identifiers introduced to State Senate

Senate Bill ('SB') 1238 for An Act Amending Title 18, Arizona Revised Statutes, by Adding Chapter 7; Relating to Biometric Information was introduced, on 24 January 2023, to the Arizona State Senate. In particular, SB 1238 seeks to regulate the retention, collection, disclosure, and destruction of biometric identifiers or biometric information by private entities. Among other things, SB 1238 would require private entities to develop and make available to the public a written policy that establishes a retention schedule and guidelines for permanently destroying biometric identifiers or biometric information when the initial purpose for collecting or obtaining the same has been satisfied, or within three years after the individual's last interaction with the private entity, whichever occurs later.

Moreover, under SB 1238, those who have been aggrieved by a violation set out therein, may bring an action in the court and may recover damages and other relief.

You can read SB 1238 here and track its progress by using the search bar here.

UPDATE (31 January 2023)

Bill read for the first time in State Senate and assigned to committees

The bill was read, on 30 January 2023, for the first time in the State Senate and thereafter assigned, on the same date, to the Transportation and Technology and Rules Committees,

You can read the bill here and track its progress by using the search bar here.

UPDATE (6 February 2023)

Bill read for the second time in State Senate

The bill was read for the second time, on 31 January 2023, in the Arizona State Senate.

You can read the bill here and track its progress by using the search bar here.