The Uniform Law Commission announced the Uniform Personal Data Protection Act was among the laws approved during the commission's 2021 annual meeting. U.S. states are now free to adopt the law as currently written or use it as the foundation for their own legislation. The ULC touts the act as providing "a reasonable level of consumer protection without incurring the compliance and regulatory costs associated with some existing state regimes." Editor's note: IAPP Staff Writer Joe Duball wrote about the beginning of the ULC's process in February 2020.
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