Delaware Joins the State Privacy Law Club

Delaware Joins the State Privacy Law Club

On September 11, 2023, Delaware Governor John Carney signed into law the Delaware Personal Data Privacy Act (DPDPA), making Delaware the 12th state to pass consumer privacy legislation in the U.S. The DPDPA will take effect on January 25, 2025, and similar to Colorado and Oregon, it does not exempt most nonprofit organizations from its reach.

The DPDPA’s key provisions are listed on this chart offering a comparative review of all 12 state data privacy laws. Given the differences among these laws, compliance may present unique challenges for many companies. It may make sense for a company to gear its compliance program to the most stringent requirements across the board, rather than trying to implement varying requirements, processes and procedures for each state.

If you have questions about DPDPA or any other state data privacy law, or if you would like assistance designing a compliance program for your company, please contact Virginia Fournier at [email protected].

A member of our California team, Virginia Fournier is a seasoned technology and privacy attorney with over 25 years of legal and business experience in the industry. She regularly handles a wide range of technology-related matters, including negotiating and drafting complex licensing agreements, compliance, data security and privacy, and intellectual property issues. Virginia is also a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US and CIPP/E certifications).

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