MAR 08, 2022 | US
Utah Privacy Bill Lacking Right to Sue May Pave GOP States’ Way
Bloomberg Law, March 8, 2022
By Jake Holland
A consumer privacy law on the cusp of enactment in Utah may pave the way for other Republican-controlled states looking to pass similar legislation.
The Utah Consumer Privacy Act is the first comprehensive consumer privacy bill in the US to pass both chambers of a Republican-controlled state. It would give residents the right to know what personal data is being collected and ask it be deleted.
The Utah measure provides protections for consumers that ensure their data is being used in ways they expect, said Tom Foulkes, senior director of state advocacy at BSA | The Software Alliance, in a statement. “This bill takes an important step in acknowledging that companies must protect the privacy of consumers’ personal data and instill trust in technology,” Foulkes said.
BSA |“软件联盟”(www.bsa.org) 是全球软件行业的主要倡导者，旨在代表该行业，向政府和国际市场发声。其成员包括全球最具创新力的公司，这些公司制定的软件解决方案，不但能够刺激经济，还能提升现代生活的品质。
BSA 的总部位于华盛顿特区，其营运机构遍布 30 多个国家。BSA 凭借这些机构，率先涉足合规项目，以期促进使用合法软件、倡导制定公共政策，并以此培养技术创新能力，以及推动发展数字经济。