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.

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N.J. Legislators Propose Tighter Data Privacy Regulations
PYMNTS.com  |  March 4, 2020
The New Jersey bill mandates that any firms collecting personal data tell people in plain language how the information will be used. The measure also empowers consumers to ask companies for a copy of their personal data and request that the information is deleted.
 Washington State Senate Passes Data Privacy Bill
March 3, 2020
Senate Bill 6281 would apply to legal entities that conduct business in Washington or produce products or services that are targeted to residents of the state. Read on for details.
A New Senate Bill Would Create a U.S. Data Protection Agency
Tech Crunch  |  February 12, 2020
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has published a bill which, if passed, would create a U.S. federal data protection agency designed to protect the privacy of Americans and with the authority to enforce data practices across the country. The bill, which Gillibrand calls the Data Protection Act, will address a “growing data privacy crisis” in the U.S., the senator said. ALTA has developed data privacy principles that recommend a single, national standard to help protect consumer private information uniformly and consistently while maintaining an efficient homebuying and selling experience.
California's New Privacy Law Is Off to a Rocky Start
Tech Crunch  |  February 9, 2020
The new law lets users request a copy of the data that tech companies have on them, delete the data when they no longer want a company to have it, and demand that their data isn’t sold to third parties. All of this is much to the chagrin of the tech giants, some of which had spent millions to comply with the law and have many more millions set aside to deal with the anticipated influx of consumer data access requests.
Data Privacy: Top Trends to Watch in 2020
January 30, 2020
Every company, large or small, needs to have a principled focus on data privacy in order to safeguard operations and customers. Check out ALTA’s resources to help members understand what they need to do to comply, if required, to data privacy laws.