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And then there were six!

This is the flag of Iowa, depicting an eagle holding a banner that reads, "Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain."
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On March 28, 2023, Gov. Reynolds of Iowa signed into law SF 262, a bill for an act relating to consumer data protection. By signing the bill into law, Gov. Reynolds established Iowa as the sixth state to establish a comprehensive data protection framework.

“In our digital age, it’s never been more important to state, clearly and unmistakably, that consumers deserve a reasonable level of transparency and control over their personal data,” said Gov. Reynolds. “That’s exactly what this bill does, making Iowa just the sixth state to provide this kind of comprehensive protection.”[1]

Full text of the law: here.

Iowa’s approach to data protection is similar to Utah’s approach, but it shares a basic framework with Colorado, Connecticut, and Virginia. However, California’s approach remains unique among the pack.

We will continue monitoring all state legislatures for more developments.

[1] https://governor.iowa.gov/press-release/2023-03-28/gov-reynolds-signs-sf-75-and-sf-262-law