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Data Privacy in Colorado (2014)

Telecommunications & Information Technology

Data breaches are becoming increasingly common and bring uncertainty for private citizens. According to the Federal Trade Commission, identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States. Data breaches impose significant costs on both individuals whose personal identifying information may be maliciously used and businesses that have been targeted. This issue brief describes state law and the steps individuals can take to protect their personal identifying information.

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details