Blue states chart new data privacy course

Since 2021, more than a dozen states passed privacy laws that adhere to a common framework.
An Amazon Prime delivery vehicle is seen in downtown Pittsburgh on March 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

A few blue states are poised to adopt comprehensive consumer data privacy legislation that includes language business groups strenuously oppose, disrupting an equilibrium set in recent years.

More than a dozen states since 2021 passed privacy laws sharing common definitions and adhering to a common framework that were designed with input from the tech industry, which would prefer a national standard.

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