VA SB641 | 2021 | Regular Session

Note: Carry Over of previous SB641


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 7 2020 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2020-12-04 - Left in Judiciary
Pending: Senate Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Civil action; sale of personal data. Requires a person that disseminates, obtains, maintains, or collects personal data about a consumer for a fee to implement security practices to protect the confidentiality of a consumer's personal data, obtain express consent of a parent of a minor before selling the personal data of such minor, provide access to consumers to their own personal data that is held by the entity, refrain from maintaining or selling data that it knows to be inaccurate, and provide a means by which a consumer can opt out of the sale of his personal data. The bill provides that a violation could result in a civil penalty of up to $7,500 or damages to be awarded to a consumer. The bill also provides for the award of attorney fees and costs.

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Civil action; sale of personal data.


Roll Calls

2020-02-05 - Senate - Senate: Continued to 2021 in Judiciary (15-Y 0-N) (Y: 15 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2020-12-04SenateLeft in Judiciary
2020-02-05SenateContinued to 2021 in Judiciary (15-Y 0-N)
2020-01-24SenateAssigned Judiciary sub: Civil Law
2020-01-07SenateReferred to Committee on the Judiciary
2020-01-07SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104658D

Same As/Similar To

SB641 (Carry Over) 2020-02-05 - Continued to 2021 in Judiciary (15-Y 0-N)

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
80140.5(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments