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Will Virginia Be the Next Domino to Fall in State Privacy Law?

NYU Law Compliance and Enforcement Blog

02 Mar 2021

Nathan Taylor and Robert Famigletti authored an article covering the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act that was republished in NYU Law’s Compliance & Enforcement blog.

“As the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (H.B. 2307) heads to Governor Northam’s desk, it appears increasingly likely that Virginia will become the second state to enact a comprehensive consumer privacy law,” the authors wrote.

“After overwhelmingly passing slightly different versions of the bill in late January and early February 2021, Virginia’s House of Delegates and Senate reconciled and passed a substitute, H.B. 2307, on February 19, 2021. This comes just three months after California voters dramatically changed the California privacy law landscape by approving the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), a set of numerous amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) that will become operative on January 1, 2023. If enacted, H.B. 2307 will impose additional compliance obligations beyond the CCPA, even as amended by the CPRA. Moreover, Virginia’s passage of comprehensive privacy legislation may encourage other state legislatures to follow suit – all likely renewing the call for a federal consumer privacy law.”

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