Competing Privacy Bills Introduced to Massachusetts Legislature

From JDSupra, David Stauss provides an update on proposed changes to state privacy laws including Massachusetts. David writes:


Massachusetts lawmakers have introduced three competing bills.

First, on January 18 and 19, 2023, the Massachusetts Data Privacy Protection Act (MDPPA) was filed in both the Senate (SD 745) by Senator Cynthia Stone Creem and in the House (HD2281) by Representatives Andres Vargas and David Rogers. That bill is based on the federal American Data Privacy Protection Act with additional provisions relating to workplace surveillance.

Second, on January 20, 2023, the Massachusetts Information Privacy and Security Act (MIPSA) was introduced in both the Senate (SD1971) by Senator Barry Finegold and in the House (HD 3263) by Representative Daniel Carey.

Third, Representative Russell Holmes introduced HD 3245 – the Internet Bill of Rights.

Source: Proposed State Privacy Law Update: March 6, 2023 | Husch Blackwell LLP – JDSupra

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