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Hello all, and happy Thursday!  

In what is becoming a reoccurring theme to this newsletter, I wanted to take the time to remind our subscribers of some upcoming enforcement dates for U.S. data privacy regulations: Specifically, Colorado and Connecticut both have data privacy laws that take effect July 1.  

Now, Colorado and Connecticut may not be in the same weight class as California, but there are still plenty of potential website visitors and customers from those states who will suddenly have new rights as of July. Colorado has a little under 6 million residents, and Connecticut has a little under 4 million—that’s a far cry from California’s 39 million, but it’s nothing to sneeze at either.    

Nine states have their own data privacy laws, and ten more have active bills in the legislative process; I expect to announce many more upcoming effective dates in the future. If you want to keep tabs on all of these laws, you can check in on this regularly updated resource from the International Association of Privacy Professionals—or just keep checking in on this newsletter.  




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