Bloomberg Law: Connecticut Lawmaker Gains Prominence as States Grapple With AI 

February 15, 2024

Privacy groups, however, have criticized that law for a range of reasons including the lack of a private right to action allowing citizens to sue companies for violations and a requirement that consumers be able to opt out of data collection rather than making companies get their permission beforehand. 

“It doesn’t require businesses to change their business practices at all,” said Caitriona Fitzgerald, deputy director at the Electronic Privacy Information Center. “It reinforces the status quo that as long as you tell consumers what you’re doing in a privacy policy, it’s OK.” 

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