Minnesota passes novel data privacy law

It sets new consumer protection standards beyond what other states have done.
The Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski, File)

Minnesota gave final passage to a comprehensive data privacy measure that would give consumers a set of rights when an automated system makes a significant decision about them based on their data profile.

It is one of several novel provisions that set the Minnesota legislation apart from other state consumer data privacy laws already on the books, according to privacy experts.

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