Colorado House passes brain wave privacy bill

After a 61-1 vote, it now heads to the Senate.
A brain wave is shown at the iMediSync booth during the CES tech show, Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, in Las Vegas.(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

The Colorado House on Friday overwhelmingly passed what could become a first-in-the-nation law to explicitly protect the privacy of neural data, such as brain waves.

Rep. Cathy Kipp (D) introduced the legislation in response to concerns about emerging technologies — sometimes referred to as brain-computer interfaces — that collect data from a person’s central and peripheral nervous systems.

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