Consumer Privacy — Oregon Becomes the 6th State to Beef-up its Laws

So far, 11 states in the U.S. have passed a consumer privacy law. The PIA Western Alliance state of Oregon is the latest and the sixth state this year to pass one.

Oregon Governor Tina Kotek signed Senate Bill 619, the Oregon Consumer Data Privacy Act into law on last week. With her signature, Oregon joins the PIA Western Alliance states of Montana and California and Tennessee, Colorado, Connecticut, Utah and Virginia.

Oregon’s law takes effect a year from now on July 1, 2024. It gives consumers the right to know if their privacy data is being processed. The law also allows a consumer to correct anything they find to be inaccurate. Personal data can be deleted and a consumer can also opt out of the sharing and processing of their personal information.

There are also extra protections in the law against the revelation of racial or ethnic backgrounds, genetic or biometric data and against revealing the location of the consumer.

The law also requires companies to give them copies of personal data being accumulated at the company level.

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