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Illinois: Bill for Consumer Privacy Act introduced to Assembly

House Bill ('HB') 3910 for the Consumer Privacy Act was introduced, on 22 February 2021, to the Illinois General Assembly. In particular, the bill requires a business to, among others:

  • at or before the point of collection, inform a consumer as to the categories of personal information to be collected and the purposes for which the personal information shall be used;
  • provide notice when collecting additional categories of personal information or when using a consumer's personal information for additional purposes; and
  • make certain disclosures to the consumer upon receipt of a verifiable consumer request, if collecting or selling personal information.

In addition, the bill provides consumers with rights including:

  • the right to request that a business that collects the consumer's personal information disclose to that consumer the categories and specific pieces of personal information the business has collected; and
  • the right to request that a business delete any personal information about the consumer which the business has collected from the consumer, with some exceptions.

The bill passed its first reading and has been referred to the Rules Committee on 22 February 2021.

You can read the bill here and track its progress here.