VLP Partner Melissa Krasnow Quoted in Bloomberg Law Article “Indiana Senate Passes Consumer Privacy Bill Lacking Right to Sue”
Posted on Feb 4, 2022 in Privacy, News by Melissa Krasnow
VLP Partner Melissa Krasnow was quoted in the Bloomberg Law Article “Indiana Senate Passes Consumer Privacy Bill Lacking Right to Sue.”
The article discusses Indiana becoming closer to being the fourth U.S. state to pass comprehensive consumer privacy legislation after its state Senate greenlit Senate Bill 358, which is comparable to a law that passed in Virginia last year.
Senate Bill 358 must pass the state House of Representatives and be approved by Gov. Eric Holcomb (R) to become law.
Senate Bill 358 has carve-outs for entities subject to the privacy, security, and breach notification rules issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It also doesn’t apply to nonprofits or to financial institutions and data subject to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.
According to Ms. Krasnow: “It is more business-friendly, so it’s coming under fire as Virginia did last year….[t]here’s a lot of exceptions.”
Ms. Krasnow said “The law would be solely enforceable by the Indiana attorney general, and there’s no private right of action, meaning consumers wouldn’t be able to sue for violations.”
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