On April 12, 2019, Senator Edward J. Markey (MA) introduced the Privacy Bill of Rights Act, comprehensive privacy legislation intended to protect individuals’ “personal information,” defined as “information that directly or indirectly identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked to, a particular individual.”
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On February 22, 2019, California state senator Hannah Beth-Jackson introduced a bill (SB-561) that would amend the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 to expand the Act’s private right of action and remove the 30-day cure period requirement for enforcement actions brought by the State Attorney General.
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