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Daily Dashboard | Oklahoma House passes privacy legislation Related reading: MedData data breach lawsuit settled for $7M



The Oklahoma House of Representatives approved the third reading of House Bill 1602, the Computer Data Privacy Act, with a vote of 85–11 and 5 abstentions Thursday. The bill, amended from its original form, moves to Senate consideration. Sponsoring Rep. Josh West, R-Okla., said Oklahomans should have "the ultimate say in how their personal data is used," adding Thursday's vote was a "step closer to taking back our rights." Husch Blackwell’s David Stauss, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPT, FIP, PLS, analyzed the amended bill, which dropped the private right of action.
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Utah approves facial recognition law, considering genetic privacy legislation

The Utah Legislature passed Senate Bill 34, which regulates the government's use of facial recognition technology, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. The bill calls for the government to be transparent on its collection and use of biometric images. Meanwhile, the Legislature is still considering a genetic data privacy law, SB 227, prior to the end of the legislative session March 5.
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