Joseph J. Lazzarotti, Jason C. Gavejian and Maya Atrakchi of Jackson Lewis write:
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which goes into effect January 1, 2020, is considered the most expansive state privacy law in the United States. Organizations familiar with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which became effective on May 25, 2018, certainly will understand CCPA’s implications. Perhaps the best known comprehensive privacy and security regime globally, GDPR solidified and expanded a prior set of guidelines/directives and granted individuals certain rights with respect to their personal data. The CCPA seems to have spurred a flood of similar legislative proposals on the state level.
Since the start of 2019, at least six state legislatures have already introduced privacy laws mirrored largely on the CCPA. Below are some of the highlights of each state legislative proposal:
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