USA State Privacy Bill Developments 2021 Part 3: What You Need To Know
March 16, 2021
2021 started with several State bills being either introduced or reintroduced in State legislatures, following developments with the CCPA and amendments to it with the CPRA. Vermont, Illinois and Rhode Island were among the many states that introduced bills to regulate privacy.
House Bill 75 for the Consumer Protection in Data and Technology Act introduced on 14 January 2021
- The bill would prohibit the use of facial and voice recognition technology unless a consumer opts-in to the usage of such technology.
- The bill would require social networking websites to provide users who have closed their account with the option to permanently delete their personally identifiable information from the business's databases and records.
- It would also establish a requirement for website operators, online services and applications to obtain parental or guardian consent for the use of facial or voice recognition technology, as well as the creation of an account, if the user is under 18 or 13 years old respectively.
Vermont continued its legislative activity with House Bill 160 for an act relating to protecting consumer data privacy, which was introduced on 29 January 2021.
- This bill proposes to adopt consumer privacy protections, increase consumers' control over the amount and type of data that personal device manufacturers and service providers collect, among other protections.
House Bill 3910 for the Consumer Privacy Act introduced on 22 February 2021
- This bill would include requirements for businesses to inform consumers about data that is being collected and the purposes for collection, at or before the point of collection.
- It would provide consumers with a private right of action where the business has violated its duty to maintain reasonable security standards.
- The bill would also establish rights for consumers to access data, as well as access data that is disclosed or sold, the right to deletion, as well as the right to opt-out of the sale of consumer data at any time.
House Bill 5959 for the Rhode Island Data Transparency and Privacy Protection Act introduced on 26 February 2021
- The bill would require operators of commercial websites or online services to provide notices identifying the categories of personally identifiable information collected.
- It would further require such operators to disclose the information that is shared with third parties.
- The Rhode Island Attorney General would have sole enforcement authority over the bill, with entities required to pay $100 for each intentional disclosure.
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