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SEP 12, 2023 | US

BSA Welcomes Delaware Personal Data Privacy Act

WASHINGTON – BSA | The Software Alliance applauds the enactment of consumer privacy legislation in Delaware, marking the 13th state with comprehensive consumer privacy protections. Matthew Lenz, Senior Director of State Advocacy at BSA, released the following statement on yesterday’s enactment of HB 154.

“BSA appreciates the enactment of the Delaware Personal Data Privacy Act, which aligns with other state consumer privacy laws and clearly recognizes the distinct roles and obligations of controllers and processors of consumers’ data. The Delaware Personal Data Privacy Act gives Delaware citizens strong privacy protections, creating clarity and confidence in how their data is used and protected.

In 2023 alone, eight states have passed comprehensive consumer data privacy law — with all eight adopting the same structural model for protecting consumer privacy. The strong focus on privacy at the state level demonstrates the importance of advancing national privacy legislation that creates strong protections for all US citizens. As many states adjourn their legislative sessions, BSA will continue to engage with policymakers at both the state and federal level on comprehensive privacy legislation.

To learn more about the importance of clear obligations for companies that handle consumer data, read Controllers and Processors: A Longstanding Distinction in Privacy.


BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) is the leading advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, creating software solutions that help businesses of all sizes in every part of the economy to modernize and grow.

With headquarters in Washington, DC, and operations in more than 30 countries, BSA pioneers compliance programs that promote legal software use and advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy.


Michael O’Brien

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