On April 28th, the Connecticut legislature passed its new Connecticut Data Privacy Act, which is now going before the governor. It’s based on the Colorado Privacy Act which became law in July 2021. Here are some key features of the Connecticut Act:
- Consumer approval is required for managing sensitive data
- Controllers have to allow consumers to later withdraw consent
- Opt-out regulations are very strict
- Childrens’ data privacy rights match California’s.
If passed, Connecticut will become the fifth state having passed broad consumer data privacy bills. The others are Colorado, California, Virginia and Utah. More on the new Act here.
Eleven other US states currently have privacy bills in progress:
- New Jersey
- New York
- North Carolina
- Rhode Island