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Connecticut Data Privacy Act Becomes Nation's Fifth State Privacy Law, Setting Stricter Standards

May 13, 2022

On May 10, 2022, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed "An Act Concerning Personal Data Privacy and Online Monitoring" into law, making Connecticut the fifth state to pass a comprehensive consumer privacy law. The Act is the latest stitch in the patchwork of state and federal privacy laws that is growing ever more complex. And as has become a trend, while the law shares many similarities with its counterparts in other states, the Act also has certain unique provisions that companies that do business in Connecticut will need to carefully consider before the law goes into effect on July 1, 2023.

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