By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 2-24-21

Consumer Reports is praising the Virginia legislature’s passage of the Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA), which would join California as the second state/commonwealth to pass its own privacy bill after a Democratic  FCC effort to regulate privacy on the federal level was nullified.

The Virginia bill applies everyone doing business in the Commonwealth that control or process the personal data of at least 100,000 consumers or get over half their gross revenue from the sale of personal data of at least 25,000 consumers.

It establishes standards for data control and processing but does not apply to state or local governments and has exceptions for types of data and information governed by federal law.  » Read More