US Privacy Update: Recent Developments in Privacy Legislation
Privacy Developments in the US
There have been several privacy developments this year that would have a significant impact on the privacy landscape in the US. The New York Privacy Act was reintroduced to the Senate in January, while the New York SHIELD act has now been in effect for 12 months. Furthermore, the draft bill for the Washington Privacy Act 2021 was made available for public comment and feedback in September 2020 - the Bill aims to establish consumer rights such as access, correction, deletion, and data portability, as well as controller responsibilities relating to transparency, sensitive data, and data minimization. Aside from state bills, there have been increasing calls for a federal privacy law in the US.
US Privacy Update Webinar
OneTrust DataGuidance and speakers from Perkins Coie LLP presented a webinar on October 29, 2020, discussing recent legislative developments at the state and federal level in the US, including recently introduced bills, the status of bills currently in the legislative process, and the prospect of a federal privacy law. Our panel delved into the impact these developments may have on current US privacy laws as well as their wider impact on the way in which businesses collect, use, and share personal information.
During this webinar, our speakers delivered an in-depth discussion on US privacy regarding:
- Proposed federal legislation in the US
- The status of new state-level bills such as the Washington Privacy Act
- Amendments to the CCPA and the impact that the CPRA would have
Further Reading on the CCPA and CPRA:
- OneTrust DataGuidance Blog: The Definitive Guide to California Privacy Laws
- OneTrust Blog: Your CPRA Questions Answered