Oklahoma Computer Data Privacy Act

NewspaperAs the trend of state laws granting more privacy and greater control over personal information continues in the US, the fate of privacy bills in Washington State, Oklahoma and Florida serve as a reminder that as with any other issue, political compromise is still a necessity in order for legislation to progress. This is an update on our prior post published on April 5th, analyzing the chances that privacy bills introduced in Washington, Oklahoma, Florida and Connecticut will be enacted.
Continue Reading Washington and Oklahoma Privacy Bills Have Officially Died; Florida’s Privacy Bill is Significantly Amended

Data PrivacyAfter advancing steadily in their respective legislatures the first few months of 2021, the Oklahoma Computer Data Privacy Act has seemingly died, and the Washington Privacy Act may run into similar roadblocks it faced in prior years.

After passing the Oklahoma House in early March, the Oklahoma bill grinded to a halt the first week of April after Oklahoma Senate Majority Leader refused to allow the bill to have a hearing, as confirmed in tweets and in a press conference by one of the bill’s sponsors, Rep. Collin Walke. The bill, which would have required businesses to obtain consumers’ consent for any collection of data and included an opt-in requirement for sale of personal information, garnered bi-partisan support in the House but faced significant industry opposition and was opposed by Republicans in the Oklahoma State Senate. Our team’s prior update on the Oklahoma bill can be found here.
Continue Reading Oklahoma’s Privacy Bill Stalls, Washington Privacy Act’s Watered Down PRoA May Cause Its Demise

A new privacy bill is gaining steam in the Oklahoma legislature.

On March 4, the Oklahoma Computer Data Privacy Act (HB 1602) passed the state House of Representatives by a vote of 85-11.  If enacted in its current form, the bill would take effect on January 1, 2023, at the same as the California Privacy Rights Act and the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act.
Continue Reading Will Oklahoma Be the Next State to Enact a Comprehensive Privacy Bill?