What is CTPDA?

Starting May 10, 2022, the Connecticut Data Privacy Act (CTDPA) enhances data rights for Connecticut residents. The CTDPA specifically targets residents acting personally, not for business or work, setting it apart from laws like California's CPRA where employees are included.

Drawing parallels with Colorado's CPA and Virginia's CDPA, the CTDPA provides residents rights to:

  • Access
  • Correct inaccuracies
  • Delete
  • Receive and transfer their data
  • Opt-out of data sales and processing

Businesses in Connecticut or those targeting its residents fall under CTDPA. Eligibility includes those handling data of 100,000+ consumers (excluding transaction data) or those managing data of 25,000 consumers and earning over 25% of their revenue from data sales.

CTDPA Non-Compliance Consequences

Failure to comply with the CTDPA can lead to repercussions enforced by the Connecticut Attorney General, including fines of up to $5,000 per breach. Additionally, the Attorney General can stop businesses from further violations, mandate victim compensation, and recover unlawfully acquired profits.

Navigating CTDPA Compliance

With the CTDPA setting the stage, many states like Indiana, Iowa, Tennessee, and Montana are gearing up with their privacy legislation. This multitude of state-level regulations complicates compliance for businesses operating across states.

To navigate this evolving landscape:

  • Stay Updated: It's crucial to be informed about new privacy laws that might affect your operations.
  • Monitor Progress: Keep an eye on how these laws evolve in state legislatures.
  • Use Resources: Subscribe to relevant resources or newsletters to stay informed.
  • Seek Legal Advice: When new laws emerge, consult with legal counsel to understand compliance needs and take proactive steps.

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