With states passing inconsistent laws and no uniform federal law addressing data privacy, there’s a patchwork of rules for companies to comply with. ALTA is dedicated to help its members understand what they need to do to comply, if required, to data privacy laws.

Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act Protects Consumers Privacy Rights

Gramm Leach Bliley set the national standard when it comes to data privacy and security. ALTA's Title Insurance & Settlement Company Best Practices builds on this privacy framework to provide additional guidance.

Data Privacy Principles

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U.S. Lawmakers Reveal Draft Data Privacy Bill
June 7, 2022

Several members of Congress have published a discussion draft of a bipartisan federal privacy bill. In 2020, ALTA developed a set of data privacy principles that recommend the development of a single, national standard. Key aspects of principles include exemptions for entities already subject to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, personal information that is already publicly available and business-to-business relationships. In addition, the standards say data privacy laws should recognize the need for businesses to share personal information needed complete a transaction. Consideration also should be given to the impact on small business, with respect to the cost of compliance relative to the risk of consumer harm, the principles say.