data privacy

21 states now have chief privacy officers, with more on the way

by • 3 weeks ago

A NASCIO report found the role of chief privacy officers has grown considerably since 2019, though many hurdles remain.

Utah's government privacy officer wants to train and certify 50 specialists

by • 3 months ago

Christopher Bramwell said he wants to ensure state agencies and larger localities have certified professionals handling residents' data.

Former FTC technologist to lead California's new privacy regulator

by • 9 months ago

Ashkan Soltani, who worked for the FTC during the Obama administration, will lead the new California Privacy Protection Agency, created last year to enforce the state's data-privacy laws.

Ohio introduces data-privacy bill, skips private right of action

by • 12 months ago

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted said the legislation would provide the public tools to protect their privacy, but lawmakers skipped including a contentious clause that's stymied similar bills in other states.

Colorado Gov. Polis signs data privacy act

by • 12 months ago

Colorado became the third state to adopt a comprehensive data-privacy policy, following in the steps of California and Virginia.

Florida privacy bill tanks over individuals' right to sue

by • 1 year ago

Lawmakers could not agree in time whether Florida residents should be allowed to individually sue businesses for mishandling user data.

Florida House advances broad privacy bill as states weigh data protections

by • 1 year ago

The bill could be more sweeping than even California's 2018 law, but one attorney said it may be motivated by political grievances with the tech industry.

Virginia becomes second state with consumer privacy act

by • 1 year ago

The Consumer Data Protection Act is similar to California's data privacy law, though some say it should also give Virginians an individual right of enforcement.

Florida officials weigh major data privacy legislation

by • 1 year ago

A new bill would give Floridians protections similar to those offered by California's landmark 2018 data privacy law.