The Connecticut legislature passed Connecticut SB 3 on June 2, 2023. If enacted by the governor, the bill would amend the Connecticut Data Privacy Act (“CTDPA”) to include a number of provisions related to health and minors’ data. Additional detail on the CTDPA can be found in our previous blog post here.
The health-related provisions would take effect on July 1, 2023. Most provisions related to minors’ data would take effect on October 1, 2024. However, requirements that social media platforms “unpublish” or delete certain minors’ accounts would come into effect on July 1, 2024.
As reflected in this bill, state legislatures appear increasingly focused on health privacy. Connecticut’s bill comes on the heels of Nevada’s SB 370, which the Nevada legislature passed, and which, if enacted would impose requirements on consumer health data. Both the Nevada and Connecticut bill resemble Washington’s My Health My Data Act, although they appear generally narrower in scope. For additional detail on Washington’s My Health My Data Act, please review our blog post here.