Last updated: January 24, 2019
We update this post periodically when new bills are proposed, when bills die and when bills are passed into law.
Click here for a link to our google spreadsheet of US State Privacy Law Tracker.
We classified the bills into a chart to make it all easier to understand. Here is an explanation of the factors against which each bill is weighed:
- Business size limit: this bill applies to businesses of a certain size. For example, some of the bills apply to businesses that make millions of dollars in revenue or collect the personal information of a certain number of that state’s citizens;
- Right to access data: consumers have the right to see the specific pieces of data that the company has collected about them;
- Right to delete data: consumers have the right to request that the business delete their personal data;
- Right to correct data: consumers have the right to request that the business correct their incorrect data or complete their incomplete data;
- Right to restrict processing: consumers have the right to limit how businesses use their data.
- Right to opt out: consumers have the right to say no to the sharing or selling of their data.
- Opt-in consent required: consumers have to affirmatively allow the business to collect, use, sell or share their data.
- Right to portability: consumers have the right to receive their personal data that the business has collected on them in an electronic, commonly-used, machine structured format.
- Against automated decision making: the bill restricts a businesses’ ability to make certain decisions by solely automated means, without any human involvement.
- Imposes fiduciary duty: the bill obligates a business to act solely in the best interest of the consumer and not the business when it comes to that consumer’s data.
- Prohibits discrimination: the bill prohibits businesses from discriminating against consumers that exercise their rights by charging higher prices or by providing inferior quality service or products.
As the proposed bills are always changing, make sure to check this post often to keep up to date! Or don’t, we’ll update your policies automatically for you when the bills become law.
Here are hyperlinks to each respective proposed privacy bill:
Hawaii SB 418
New Jersey S2834
Pennsylvania HB 1049
Illinois HB 3358
Washington SB 5376
New York SB S5642
Massachusetts SD 341/S 120
Minnesota HF 2817/SF 2912
Rhode Island H5930
Protect yo’ self,