Strongest Data Privacy Protections in the Country

(Aug. 29) – A bipartisan bill led by Rep. Jeff Bridges to protect Coloradans’ private data from misuse in events like the massive Equifax data breach will go into effect on Sept. 1. The new law was a key part of a push by House Democrats to increase consumer protections in the state. 

HB18-1128, sponsored by Rep. Bridges, D-Greenwood Village, and Cole Wist, R-Centennial, tightens data management standards for companies and holds them accountable for data breaches. 

“Colorado now has the strongest consumer data privacy law in the country. This bill puts guardrails in place to protect their personal information and ensures consumers will be alerted if their data is compromised,” Rep. Bridges said. “The enormous Equifax data breach and the disregard shown by Facebook for protecting the privacy of its users highlights the need for this strong new law.” 

The bill received overwhelming bipartisan support in both the House and the Senate and was signed into law by Governor Hickenlooper on May 29, 2018. 

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