Debevoise & Plimpton Discusses New Privacy Legislation in the U.S.: The Patchwork Problem Grows

Colorado has just adopted a brand-new data privacy law and Nevada has just significantly amended its law. These changes add rights for consumers, and compliance obligations for businesses, that take the U.S. further in the direction of European-style privacy law. Colorado and Nevada join California and Virginia in adding to the growing patchwork of disparate state laws — making it that much harder for any business seeking to have a single privacy program that is compliant everywhere.

Privacy bills also recently were considered in New York, Florida, and Washington, but did not pass; these bills or others like them are … Read more