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The Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA)

March 24, 2021 | By Marissa Wharton

P3: The Project Privacy Podcast 

The Podcast That Helps You Understand The Evolving Data Privacy Landscape

“The data minimization aspect of the VCDPA is important… Companies are gonna have to scrutinize what data they have and how they use it.”

At the beginning of March 2021, Gov. Ralph Northam signed the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA) into law. This week on P3, Colleen Theresa Brown – Partner at Sidney Austin LLP and self-proclaimed “data lawyer” – breaks down the law that’s been dubbed the East Coast version of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

The VCDPA, which takes effect January 1, 2023, becomes the latest state privacy regulation to make headlines while privacy experts continue to wait for an overarching federal privacy law. With years of experience in privacy, cybersecurity, data protection and emerging technology, Colleen brings her expert lens to the podcast, offering her insights on the scope, exemptions, and implications of the VCDPA.

The episode is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and everywhere you listen to your podcasts. Subscribe to the show to never miss an episode!

In this episode, you’ll learn:

– The scope and exemptions of the VCDPA
– Obligations placed on businesses under the legislation
– What the law means for organizations and consumers

Show Links:

– Learn more about Colleen
– Learn more about Sidley Austin
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