Chicago Partner Jena Valdetero was quoted extensively July 10 by the Cybersecurity Law Report regarding Nevada’s new data privacy law. A growing number of states have added amendments to their existing privacy laws, including Nevada with Senate Bill 220 which requires online operators that collect and maintain covered information about Nevada consumers to establish a “designated request address” for consumers to submit a verified request to opt out of the “sale” of any covered information the operator has collected. Nevada’s new law goes into effect in October 2019, three months before the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) does. “This means that while companies thought they had until the end of the year to fully comply with the opt-out-of sale portion of the CCPA, they may need to address these issues now in order to meet the new Nevada deadline,” Valdetero noted. “This means reviewing sale practices to determine if they meet Nevada’s definition of ‘sale,’ and revising privacy policies to include information about the opt-out contact and process.”

Valdetero heads Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s Data Breach Response Team, where she helps clients assess their cyber security risks, prepare for a data breach and respond to security incidents. She is a certified privacy professional through the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

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