LexisNexis: Some State Lawmakers Getting Tougher on Data Privacy 

June 11, 2024

Many of these bills, however, have been significantly watered down by the influence of Big Tech. A recent joint report by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and the Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) gave six of the 14 state laws that had been enacted at that time a grade of F for how well they protect consumers’ privacy. Another three received Ds and two got C-minuses. 

… Most of the comprehensive data privacy laws states have passed since 2018 do a poor job of protecting consumers’ personal information, according to a recent joint report from the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and the Public Interest Research Group (PIRG). Only three of the 14 laws enacted as of the end of January received grades of C or better from the two organizations. But Maryland enacted, and Vermont’s legislature passed, strong data privacy laws last month.

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