Virginia Set to Become the Second State to Enact Holistic Data Privacy Law

    View Author February 2021

    In the coming days, Governor Ralph Northam is expected to sign into law the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act, which, if enacted, will become effective on January 1, 2023. As a result, Virginia would become the second state in the United States to enact a holistic data privacy law that purports to regulate the collection, use, and disclosure of the personal data of its residents generally.

    In this article, published by the American Bar Association, Glenn Brown discuss below the key provisions of the act and note where they differ from requirements under similar laws, such as the CCPA and CPRA. It is unclear whether any clarifying regulations or rules will be promulgated in connection with the act.