At least fifteen state legislatures are poised to consider CCPA-like consumer privacy legislation in 2022 with lawmakers in Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Minnesota, Mississippi, and Washington confirming they will be introducing bills, a bill already being pre-filed in Maryland, and eight states with bills that will carry over from the 2021 session.
Lawmakers introduced a number of privacy-related bills in 2021, perhaps most notably Senator Kevin Thomas’ New York Privacy Act. The Senate Consumer Protection Committee voted out the bill in May. It was eventually referred to the Rules Committee in June. The bill will carry over into 2022.
The New York legislature opens January 5, 2022.