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Significant Privacy Laws From Around The Globe


Privacy law and related practice areas, such as cybersecurity, are some of the most dynamic areas of the law. From privacy laws mandating privacy policies, limitations that greatly impact digital advertising, and data security requirements, the obligations and risks posed to businesses worldwide are increasing at a rapid pace.
Here, we provide resources for those looking to understand the global landscape concerning privacy law and related legislative developments.


State “Comprehensive” Privacy Laws In The United States

Note: Bolded denotes in effect, and “* ” denotes future enforcement date


State Privacy LawPassage DateEnforcement Date
California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)June 2018Jan. 2020
California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA)Nov. 2020Jan. 2023
Colorado Privacy Act (CPA)July 2021July 2023
Connecticut Act Concerning Personal Data Privacy and Online Monitoring (CTDPA)May 2022July 2023
 Florida Digital Bill of Rights (FDBR)June 2023July 2024
Indiana Indiana Consumer Data Protection Act*May 2023Jan. 2026
Iowa Consumer Data Protection Act*March 2023Jan. 2025
Kentucky Consumer Data Protection Act (KCDPA)*April 2024Jan. 2026
Maryland Online Data Privacy Act (MODPA)*May 2024Oct. 2025
Minnesota Consumer Data Privacy Act (MCDPA)*May 2024July 2025
Montana Consumer Data Privacy Act*May 2023Oct. 2024
Nebraska Data Privacy Act (NDPA)*April 2024Jan. 2025
New Jersey Data Privacy Legislation SB 332*Jan. 2024Jan. 2025
New Hampshire Data Privacy Act*March 2024Jan. 2025
Oregon Consumer Privacy Act (OCAPA)June 2023July 2024
Rhode Island Data Transparency and Privacy Protection Act*June 2024January 2026
Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA)March 2021Jan. 2023
Tennessee Information Protection Act*May 2023July 2025
Texas Data Privacy and Security Act (TDPSA)June 2023July 2024
Utah Consumer Privacy Act (UCPA)March 2022Dec. 2023

View more details on state-specific comprehensive privacy laws in the United States here.


Additional Privacy Laws In The United States

Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA)

Various Other Laws Incl. Data Breach, Health Data, & Cybersecurity Laws


ASIA

China’s Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL)

Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA)

EUROPE

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The UK’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

CANADA

Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)

AUSTRALIA

Australian Privacy Act

SOUTH AMERICA

Brazil’s General Personal Data Protection Law (Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados Pessoais)


Privacy Laws & Digital Advertising

Multi-jurisdictional Overview (July 2021)

Data Protection Officer Requirements by Country

View The Privacy Laws That Require Designation Of A DPO

United States Privacy Law News Stream

View The News Stream

Key Dates from US Comprehensive State Privacy Laws

View The Timeline

Global Comprehensive Privacy Law Mapping Chart

How Data Protection Law Is Forming Globally