Analysis

Conn. Privacy Law Hikes Pressure On Congress To Set Rules

By Allison Grande (May 12, 2022, 9:27 PM EDT) -- With Connecticut enacting the nation's fifth consumer privacy law, businesses are increasingly electing to roll out their new obligations to users nationwide rather than state-by-state and are intensifying their call for Congress to set a firm federal standard. 

The Constitution State's move comes on the heels of similar consumer privacy laws in California in 2018, Virginia and Colorado in 2021, and Utah in March that give consumers more access to and control over how companies handle their personal information. Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont signed the nation's latest privacy law, S.B. 6, on Tuesday.

Like its predecessors, the measure — which is set to...

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