What are other states doing?

In 2018, California and Vermont were the first states to pass data privacy laws (though Vermont’s is narrower, focused only on data brokers). The next year, about half the states introduced legislation on data privacy. Several of the state laws that passed only require further study of how to regulate consumer privacy. Nevada and Maine passed laws similar to California’s, and Illinois passed a law prohibiting genetic testing companies from sharing personal data with health and life insurance companies without written consent from the consumer.