The Privacy portion of SB 893 was stripped in order to pass. There may be an appetite to bring something forward in the next session. For now, Connecticut’s efforts to pass a privacy law are dead.
SB 893, similar to Virginia’s Consumer Data Protection Act, has bounced around the Judiciary and Appropriations Committees for most of the year so far. In addition, SB 156, and very brief, one paragraph bill, hasn’t moved since the end of February. As the CT legislature adjourns on June 9, neither bill may have enough time to make any real progress.
In lieu of a comprehensive bill, Connecticut established a task force concerning consumer privacy. According to RB 1108, the role of this task force is:
“to require businesses to disclose the proposed use of any personal information and to give consumers the right to discover what personal information the business possesses and to opt out of the sale of such information and to create a cause of action and penalties for violations of such requirements.”