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What exactly does the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act mean for businesses? Will the Virginia law be more or less onerous than the CCPA?

Virginia is poised to be the second state, after California, to pass comprehensive data privacy legislation. The Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act passed the Senate and the House of Delegates on Feb. 24, 2021, and now awaits the approval of Governor Northam.

Although the Virginia statute will not take effect until Jan. 1, 2023, companies that have come into compliance with the CCPA are already assessing the impact that the Virginia legislation will have on their privacy programs. As the following chart indicates, while there is overlap between the Virginia statute and the CCPA, the Virginia statute will be, by and large, broader in scope than its California predecessor:

 

 

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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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