Kyle Fath, partner in the firm’s Data Privacy, Cybersecurity & Digital Assets group and Los Angeles Office, was appointed this month to serve on the Connecticut Data Privacy Act (CTDPA) working group by the joint standing committee of the Connecticut General Assembly.

The working group, convened pursuant to a statutory mandate in the CTDPA, a GDPR- and CCPA-inspired privacy law that becomes effective July 1, 2023, is to study various privacy issues, including in relation to AI/algorithmic decision-making and children’s privacy, and make legislative recommendations. Other members of the working group include other privacy attorneys, representatives from business, academia, consumer advocacy groups, small and large companies, and the office of the Attorney General, and members of the joint standing committee of the Connecticut.

Connecticut is one of five states, along with California, Virginia, Colorado, and Utah, which have new or (in the case of California) amended privacy laws coming effective at various points in 2023. For information the bevy of state privacy laws coming in 2023, see our recent Insight: 2023 State Privacy Laws: How to Assess and Ensure Readiness by Year-end.