According to The Post, Massachusetts, Iowa, Mississippi, Indiana, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, New York and Kentucky have introduced so-called comprehensive privacy bills that set limits on what data companies can collect and how they can use it.

And lawmakers in five states — Connecticut, Oregon, West Virginia, Virginia and New Jersey — are considering stronger child data protections.

Bills in New York, Mississippi, Maryland, Oregon, New Jersey, Virginia and Washington target protection of subsets of data, including health and biometric information, or seek to impose limits on third-party data brokers.

To date, only five states have passed privacy laws covering a wide range of consumer data: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Utah and Virginia, according to The Post.

Federal legislation could also be on the horizon based on a Wall Street Journal op-ed written by President Joe Biden in which he urged lawmakers to establish “serious federal protections for the privacy of Americans,” including including “clear limits on how companies can collect, use and share highly personal data”, stronger protections for “young people” and limits on targeted advertising.


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Duane Morris attorney Lawrence H. Pockers and Silver Golub & Teitell partner Steven Bloch speak during a Collision Industry Conference (CIC) panel on January 19, 2023.

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