A consumer data privacy bill has been introduced in Massachusetts, Reed Smith's Technology Law Dispatch reports. Sen. Cynthia Creem, D-Mass., proposed SD 341, a bill created to give Massachusetts citizens the right to pursue legal action should their personal information or biometric data be illicitly collected or stored. The Massachusetts bill shares similarities to the California Consumer Privacy Act. Under SD 341, data subjects would have the right to request to either receive a copy of their information or have it deleted. Organizations would be required to inform individuals about the data they plan to collect and how it would be used. The bill is similar to the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, in that consumers may not need to prove they suffered losses to seek damages. If enacted, SD 341 would not go into effect until January 2023.
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