Privacy Legislation Season is Underway!

Just two weeks into the new year and at least three states already have proposed privacy legislation boasting CCPA and GDPR-like provisions.  Legislators in Virginia proposed the Virginia Privacy Act on January 8, 2020.  That same day, a state Senator in Illinois introduced the Data Transparency and Privacy Act.   Then, on Monday, Washington state legislators introduced the Washington Privacy Act, which is similar to legislation proposed last year that passed in the state Senate but not the House.  All three measures seek to provide individuals more control over their personal data and to impose greater transparency requirements on entities that collect and use the information.  This flurry of early legislative activity is just a preview of what we are likely to see during state legislative sessions throughout the year.