Submitted by Sari Ratican, Marina Gatto & Saroop Sandhu

In response to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), many businesses have recently had to implement additional consumer-facing disclosures to meet the requirement that covered businesses provide notice to consumers “at or before the point of collection” of personal information, as to the categories of information to be collected and the purposes for which it will be used. Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.100(b). While much of the focus has been on the recent developments to the law in California, there is often less consideration as to whether there are laws with similar requirements in other states.

In an effort to determine whether any states outside of California require businesses to provide some notice at collection of consumers’ personal information, we conducted a 50-state survey. The chart here highlights the results which show that currently, only eight states (including California) require businesses to provide some notice to consumers before or at the point of collecting their personal information. It will be interesting to see whether this list will grow in the near future, and if more states propose consumer-privacy legislation with notice at collection components. See full article here.