2023: A Data Privacy Review

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2023 was a big year for data privacy regulations and events. New policies and frameworks were created on the state and international levels, privacy in the age of AI became a very important question, children’s online privacy and safety was a major focus, and many other privacy events occurred in 2023. This article breaks down 10 major data privacy topics from 2023.

Among the additional states, Iowa was the first to pass a data privacy law, in March. Then the spring months witnessed a flurry of legislative activity as the governors of IndianaMontana, Tennessee, and Texas signed their own laws. Finally, Oregon and Delaware passed their laws before the end of the legislative calendar. All state laws expanded consumer rights such as access to and deletion and portability of personal data. And they each contained a notice or transparency requirement, such as Montana’s privacy notice requirement that mandates data controllers to provide customers with a description of the categories of personal data processed and shared with third parties, the purpose for any data processing, and how consumers may exercise their data rights. Texas, Montana, and Oregon also joined California, Colorado, and Connecticut in requiring businesses to respond to universal opt-out mechanisms.

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I am a computer science major at Fordham University, working as an IT risk analyst assistant in Fordham University's Office of Information Technology.

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