Mar 162019
 March 16, 2019  Posted by  Business, Laws, U.S.

Victorianne Musonza writes:

In the shadow of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, which went into effect in 2018, and the resurgence of global privacy laws, Virginia has proposed a new privacy statute, HB 2793, that imposes a duty of care on businesses on the disposal of personal information. HB 2793 applies to both paper and electronic records. Businesses that own, license or maintain personal information about customers will be required to comply with the bill.

The bill does not cover publicly available information that an individual has voluntarily disseminated and/or consented to be listed, such as a name, address or telephone number.

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