Recap of Virginia Consumer Data Protection Work Group

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The Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act was signed into law March 2 by Gov. Ralph Northam, D-Va., and is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1, 2023. The law anticipates there may be amendments prior to implementation — it includes a provision requiring a work group to review its specific provisions “and issues related to implementationâ€� for the Virginia legislature to consider. The work group meetings and the final report it submitted Nov. 1 provide insight into potential amendments prior to the law’s effective date.

Further details about the provisions of the VCDPA and its impact on businesses may be accessed in this article previously published by the IAPP.

Work Group discussion topics

The VCDPA requires (in §59.1-581) the Chairman of the Virginia Joint Commission on Technology and Science to set up a work group to review the provisions of the VCDPA and discuss issues relating to its implementation. Per the statute, members of the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Work Group must include the Secretary

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