In the absence of any progress at the federal level, states have taken matters into their own hands with the introduction of proposed consumer privacy legislation geared toward placing greater protections over consumers’ sensitive personal data. 2021 was a busy year for state legislatures, with both Virginia and Colorado enacting new consumer privacy statutes of their own. 2022 brought more of the same, with Utah and Connecticut adding their names to the growing list of states that now have laws on the books granting consumers extensive rights regarding the collection and use of their personal data while at the same time imposing wide-ranging obligations on companies that handle that same data.

PW’s David Oberly examines these recent privacy developments and how companies can adapt to recent new wrinkles in the privacy legal landscape while also preparing for even greater regulation over consumer data moving forward in this Cincinnati Bar Association CBA Report article: As Expected: Consumer Privacy Legal Landscape Sees More Significant Shifts in 2022