Rothwell Figg attorneys Martin M. Zoltick and Jenny L. Colgate published a chapter titled “Privacy, Data Protection, and Cybersecurity: A State-Law Analysis” in the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Data Protection 2020, published by Global Legal Group Ltd.
While some countries have enacted comprehensive privacy and data protection laws, like the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the United States does not have a single, comprehensive federal law regulating the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information. Instead, U.S. privacy and data protection legislation is comprised of a patchwork system of federal and state laws and regulations – hundreds of them! The chapter in the Guide aims to identify and provide some guidance regarding the state privacy and data protection laws broken into three sections: 1) technology-specific laws; 2) industry-specific laws, and 3) generally applicable laws.
To read the article in its entirety, access the article on the ICLG website here: https://iclg.com/practice-areas/data-protection-laws-and-regulations/2-privacy-data-protection-and-cybersecurity-a-state-law-analysis.