‘Data Rights’ Legislation Introduced

Ohio Lt. Gov. John Husted this week announced the introduction of the Ohio Personal Privacy Act (OPPA). House Bill 376 is a comprehensive plan offered by Reps. Rick Carfagna (R-District 68) and Thomas Hall (R-District 53) to provide data privacy protections that resemble those enacted in California, Virginia, and Colorado.

The OPPA would create a list of “data rights” for state residents who interact with businesses that collect and sell personal data. These rights would include the ability to have a company delete personal data, as well as request that business not sell personal information to a third party. As the bill is currently written, businesses would need to adhere to HB 376’s provisions if they:

Summaries and analysis of the bill have been published by OMA Connections Partners Dinsmore and Thompson Hine. 7/15/2021