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States to Watch for Data Privacy and Protection Laws

Ohio isn't one of them - yet

Following on the heels of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, several states have either passed or are considering new laws that give citizens greater access to and control over their personal data. States like California, Hawaii and Washington have passed or proposed new laws that provide their citizens with greater transparency and control over personal data. Much like the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that took effect in May 2018, these laws allow consumers to see what data is collected on them and what the data will be used.

To recognize what this new consumer awareness and movement toward data privacy and protection laws mean for companies and consumers alike, it helps to have a strong understanding of what GDPR entails.

GDPR is still considered by many to be the gold standard for data rights and is essentially a set of rules designed to give European citizens greater control over their personal data. It tries to decrease the confusion surrounding the regulatory environment for business, so both citizens and corporations can fully benefit from the digital economy.

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