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Comparison of State Consumer Privacy Laws (Updated 2024)
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Comparison of State Consumer Privacy Laws (Updated 2024)

Many new states have passed consumer privacy laws. These new laws share some similarities with the CCPA and with each other, but every state law has some unique aspects that set it apart.

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The EU-US Data Privacy Framework: What Is It and How Can My Organization Participate?
The EU-US Data Privacy Framework: What Is It and How Can My Organization Participate?

The DPF is a privacy program that allows participating organizations to freely receive personal data transferred out of the EU. US-based organizations that do business in Europe or otherwise regularly receive European data may wish to consider participating in the DPF to significantly simplify the transfer process.

How Will the Washington My Health My Data Act Be Enforced?
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How Will the Washington My Health My Data Act Be Enforced?

Violations of the new My Health My Data Act constitute unfair business practices under Washington’s Consumer Protection Act. This means that both the Attorney General and private citizens are empowered to sue businesses to remedy violations.

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Washington Data Privacy Law: What Rights do Consumers Have?
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Washington Data Privacy Law: What Rights do Consumers Have?

On April 27, 2023, the state passed the My Health My Data Act, a law that gives individuals the power to sue companies for alleged privacy violations related to their personal health data. Organizations who do business with Washington residents are responsible to get their privacy programs in compliance before the March 31, 2024 deadline.

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Washington Consumer Health Privacy Law: What is Consumer Health Data?
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Washington Consumer Health Privacy Law: What is Consumer Health Data?

The law is written very broadly to apply to a wide array of data and companies with minimal connections to the state and, unique among US consumer privacy laws, has a private right of action allowing individual consumers to sue companies for alleged violations. All of this means companies need to take the Washington My Health My Data Act seriously.

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Who Has to Comply with the My Health My Data Act?
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Who Has to Comply with the My Health My Data Act?

Unlike other state privacy laws with defined consumer thresholds, the My Health My Data Act applies to businesses that control data from even a single Washington consumer. The law places obligations on data controllers to disclose their consumer health data privacy policy and restrict the use of data without affirmative consent, obtain consumer consent before selling or sharing data, and implement data security practices.

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Which State’s Employment Laws Apply to My Business?
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Which State’s Employment Laws Apply to My Business?

If you ask a lawyer, “Which state’s employment laws apply to my business,” you’ll probably get the technical, and unhelpful, answer: it depends. The good news is that there’s a general rule of thumb you can follow to make sure that your business is in compliance with the right laws. Businesses should comply with the law of the state(s) where their employees work.

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