- Increased enforcement of existing privacy laws;
- Passage of new privacy laws; and
- Changes to privacy practices.
Increased enforcement of existing privacy laws
The collection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) such as names, emails, phone numbers and IP addresses by websites is regulated by the following privacy laws:
- California Consumer Privacy and Protection Act (CalOPPA);
- California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA);
- Delaware Online Privacy and Protection Act (DOPPA);
- Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 603A;
- Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA);
- General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR);
- United Kingdom Data Protection Act of 2018 (UK DPA 2018); and
- Australia Privacy Act of 1988.
Updates to existing privacy laws
Another great example of changes to privacy laws is the changes to the regulations for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Regulations are a set of rules that are used to implement the specifics of a particular law and are often used as a guide on how to comply with the requirements of that law. The regulations of the CCPA have been updated multiple times and these updates have led to new disclosures being required in some Privacy Policies. In addition, with the passage of Proposal 24, the CCPA is being updated to the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). The CPRA will offer new privacy rights to California consumers, thus requiring updates to Privacy Policies of companies that need to comply with the CPRA.
Passage of new privacy laws
Changes to privacy practices
Donata is the Co-founder and President of Termageddon, an auto-updating generator of website and application policies. She is a licensed attorney and Certified Information Privacy Professional. She also serves as the Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association’s ePrivacy Committee and the Chair of the Chicago Chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. In her free time, Donata enjoys beekeeping, hunting for morel mushrooms, and walks with her husband and two dogs.