Nevada and Maine recently put into practice new data privacy legislation. The laws contained in the legislation borrow some aspects of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Both have a lot of resemblance in terms of their scope and the right provided to the individuals. The Nevada law introduced that websites are required to disclose their private practice to not let them carry out Internet tracking of the users. The law is applied to websites and other online services that demand personal information from Nevada residents. Maine has a little narrower laws, that apply only to the broadband internet access providers that operate in Maine.
As these laws have some resemblance with the CCPA, they have some of the same requirements for consumers rights. Both the laws have made it mandatory for covered entities to provide notice of their privacy policies at the time of data collection and to protect collected personal information. And the law provides individuals a right to choose not to participate in allowing their personal information to be sold.
Both the states’ laws use a shrunk meaning of a sale than the CCPA and there are no laws that provide consumers with other rights that come under the CCPA including the right to access and right to be forgotten. Maine’s law requires covered entities to obtain the consent of individuals before selling personal information to third parties. This law goes further than the CCPA or Nevada’s law and is called unique among US Internet privacy laws. Nevada’s laws will come into effect from 1st October 2019, while Maine residents are enjoying the new laws since 1st July 2019.