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Understanding the Differences in the State Privacy Laws: What Is Publicly Available Information?

Most modern state data privacy laws exempt from their definition of personal information “publicly available information.” What constitutes publicly available information differs between state privacy laws and may not correlate to the lay definition understood by many businesses and individuals. For example, while some businesses may consider information available on the internet “publicly available information,” most data privacy statutes would not classify all internet-accessible information as “publicly available.” The following chart compares the definition of publicly available information between and among modern state privacy laws.

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David A. Zetoony Privacy Attorney Greenberg Traurig
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David Zetoony, Co-Chair of the firm's U.S. Data, Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice, focuses on helping businesses navigate data privacy and cyber security laws from a practical standpoint. David has helped hundreds of companies establish and maintain ongoing privacy and security programs, and he has defended corporate privacy and security practices in investigations initiated by the Federal Trade Commission, and other data privacy and security regulatory agencies around the world, as well as in class action litigation. 

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