- Increased enforcement of existing privacy laws;
- Passage of new privacy laws; and
- Changes to privacy practices.
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- Increased enforcement of existing privacy laws
- Updates to existing privacy laws
- Passage of new privacy laws
- Changes to privacy practices
Increased enforcement of existing privacy laws
The collection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) such as names, emails, phone numbers and IP addresses by websites is regulated by the following privacy laws:
- California Consumer Privacy and Protection Act (CalOPPA);
- California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA);
- Delaware Online Privacy and Protection Act (DOPPA);
- Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 603A;
- Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA);
- General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR);
- United Kingdom Data Protection Act of 2018 (UK DPA 2018); and
- Australia Privacy Act of 1988.
Updates to existing privacy laws
Another great example of changes to privacy laws is the changes to the regulations for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Regulations are a set of rules that are used to implement the specifics of a particular law and are often used as a guide on how to comply with the requirements of that law. The regulations of the CCPA have been updated multiple times and these updates have led to new disclosures being required in some Privacy Policies. In addition, with the passage of Proposal 24, the CCPA is being updated to the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). The CPRA will offer new privacy rights to California consumers, thus requiring updates to Privacy Policies of companies that need to comply with the CPRA.
Passage of new privacy laws
Changes to privacy practices