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Privacy laws United States

In the United States there are several privacy laws and regulations on a national, state and local level. There is not one national privacy law in the United States. Certain states, like California, introduced their own comprehensive privacy laws and other states are expected to follow.

Privacy laws and regulations are relevant for financial institutions, telecommunications companies, credit reporting agencies and healthcare providers. They regulate for example  children’s privacy, telemarketing, email marketing and other forms of communication.

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and its regulations are often referred to, when US regulations are discussed. The CCPA was recently amended by the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), collectively referred to as the CCPA. Several additional definitions and individual rights were introduced as well as additional requirements and restrictions on the collection, use and disclosure of personal information.

Beyond California, Connecticut, Colorado, Utah and Virginia have enacted new comprehensive state privacy laws that take effect in 2023—the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA, effective July 1, 2023), the Connecticut Data Privacy Act (CTDPA, effective July 1, 2023), the Utah Consumer Privacy Act (UCPA, effective December 31, 2023), and the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA, effective January 1, 2023), respectively.

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European Union 🇪🇺

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation of the European Union (EU) that became effective on May 25, 2018.

United States 🇺🇸

In the United States there are several privacy laws and regulations on a national, state and local level. There is not one national privacy law in the United States. Certain states, like California, introduced their own comprehensive privacy laws and other states are expected to follow.

Canada 🇨🇦

The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) is a federal privacy law that came into effect on January 1, 2004.

Australia 🇦🇺

The Privacy Act 1988 is a federal privacy law that sets standards for the collection, storage, use, and disclosure of personal information by Australian government agencies and some private sector organizations.

Japan 🇯🇵

The Act on the Protection of Personal Information (APPI) is a privacy law that came into effect on May 30, 2017.

Brazil 🇧🇷

The General Data Protection Law (Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados, or LGPD) is a privacy law that came into effect on August 16, 2020.

India 🇮🇳

The Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Data or Information) Rules, 2011 (also known as the IT Rules) is a privacy and data protection law in India.

China 🇨🇳

China has several laws and regulations that relate to privacy and data protection, including the Cybersecurity Law of the People’s Republic of China, which came into effect on June 1, 2017, and the Personal Information Protection Law, which is still in draft form.

Africa

Privacy laws vary by country, with some having comprehensive privacy legislation and others having limited provisions.

Middle East

Privacy laws vary by country, but generally, they follow Islamic principles and are based on personal privacy rights outlined in the national constitution.

Russia 🇷🇺

The privacy law in Russia is regulated by the Federal Law No. 152-FZ “On Personal Data”. It outlines the rules for collecting, processing, and storing personal data.

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