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Connecticut: Bill amending Online Privacy Act's becomes law upon Governor's signature

On June 12, 2023, House Bill 6941 for an act concerning the state budget became law after being signed by the Governor of Connecticut, Ned Lamont, on the same day. In particular, the Act makes amendments to the Connecticut Act Concerning Online Privacy, Data, and Safety Protections (Online Privacy Act) specifically regarding its enforcement dates. Pursuant to §207 of the Act, §§1 to 5 of the Online Privacy Act will take effect from October 1, 2023.

In addition, the Act repeals §42-525 of the Connecticut Act Concerning Personal Data Privacy and Online Monitoring (CTDPA) providing that the Connecticut Attorney General shall have exclusive authority to enforce violations of §§42-515 to 42-524 of the CTDPA, and §2 of the Online Privacy Act, from October 1, 2023.

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