Apr 08 2019

Laws governing the collection, storage, transmission and use of consumer data vary considerably across individual states. This patchwork of regulation can be confusing for companies that do business in multiple states.

So Womble Bond Dickinson Privacy and Cybersecurity attorneys Ted Claypoole and Taylor Ey have created a new 50 State Affirmative Data Obligations Map. This interactive map provides up-to-date information on both proposed and existing laws affecting business obligations and consumer rights in data collection. For example, the map tracks whether or not a state has adopted an omnibus statute vesting residents with enumerated data rights, such as the right to opt out or be forgotten.

The map is free and easy to use. Simply hover over a state to find out about introduced legislation and proposed legislation in that state. Click on a state to read about enacted statutes and adopted regulations.

Click here to access the interactive Womble Bond Dickinson 50 State Affirmative Data Obligations Map .

The Affirmative Data Obligations Map is the third in a series of tools that Womble Bond Dickinson has created to assist clients in understanding state law as it applies to various FinTech and data privacy issues. Also see:

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Ted Claypoole leads Womble’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Team, IP Transactions Team, and FinTech Team, and he just stepped down as chair of the ABA’s Cyberspace Law Committee and stepped onto the ABA Business Law Section Leadership Council. He has managed responses to scores of data exposure incidents in all types of businesses and has served as in-house tech counsel for CompuServe and Bank of America. With former White House CIO Theresa Payton, Claypoole has published the booksProtecting Your Internet Identity: Are You Naked Online? and Privacy in the Age of Big Data.

Nadia Aram assists clients to monetize and protect their IP and data assets. She counsels clients on complex licenses and other commercial agreements, and on using data within the confines of the law (including CCPA, GDPR, HIPAA and FERPA), protecting data, and addressing data breaches. Advising clients on advertising and promotions (contests, sweepstakes and other customer engagement campaigns) rounds out her practice.

Taylor Ey is a tech-focused attorney who guides clients through intellectual property transactions, data privacy and security, and advertising and promotional issues. Her practice includes preparing commercial agreements, master services agreements and online terms and conditions. Ey also advises clients on data privacy-related regulatory compliance and reporting issues.

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