Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association submitted written testimony and will testify before Wyoming’s Select Committee on Blockchain, Financial Technology and Digital Innovation Technology Tuesday. The hearing will consider a new data privacy bill outline slated for formal legislative consideration in 2024.
CCIA encourages lawmakers to adopt clear, interoperable definitions, apply a risk-based approach to privacy protections, and provide a clear and reasonable roadmap for compliance . CCIA also suggests that investing enforcement authority with the state attorney general and providing a cure period would be beneficial to consumers and businesses alike.
Like many state bills of its kind, Wyoming’s privacy bill seeks to provide users with personal data collection consent mechanisms, transparency requirements regarding personal data collection and use, and a list of personal data rights.
CCIA supports a comprehensive federal privacy law and understands that state lawmakers are acting to protect residents in their states and provide businesses regulatory clarity in its absence.
The following can be attributed to CCIA State Policy Director Khara Boender:
“As Wyoming lawmakers consider a comprehensive consumer data privacy framework, CCIA encourages policymakers to look toward other states with enacted laws like Iowa, Utah, and Virginia. These state laws provide consumers with meaningful protections and rights over their data, while providing businesses with a clear roadmap for compliance. We look forward to working with Wyoming lawmakers as they forge ahead in joining the growing number of states with established consumer privacy laws.”