Connecticut Data Privacy Act – Connecticut, USA 🇺🇸
Understanding cookies and their role in online browsing is crucial for safeguarding your privacy. Cookies, small text files dropped by websites onto your device, serve important functions but also have implications for data collection. To address privacy concerns, global regulations such as the Connecticut Data Privacy Act (CTDPA) have been implemented. Prioritizing data protection is essential in today’s digital landscape.
What are Cookies?
Cookies act as small text files that websites store on your device during online exploration. Processed and stored by your web browser, cookies play essential roles in website functionality. However, it’s important to recognize their potential to store significant data that could identify you without your consent. Consequently, various regulations worldwide focus on protecting our data and privacy.
CTDPA & Cookies
The Connecticut Data Privacy Act (CTDPA), signed into law on May 10, 2022, bestows enhanced control over personal information upon Connecticut residents.
CTDPA acknowledges that entities like restaurants and cafés have unique data handling practices compared to digital advertising firms. Consequently, the CTDPA includes multiple exceptions, particularly for situations where personal data is already governed by other privacy laws like the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Driver Privacy Protection Act.
While there is no specific information about the features of the Consent banner for Connecticut, based on our research and comparing with other regulations, illow recommends a banner with the following characteristics:
- Include a Button to Accept Cookies: The text in the cookie banner and the button must make it clear that by clicking the button the user agrees to the deployment of cookies.
- Include a Button to Reject Cookies: Although it does not specifically clarify a button as in other cases, we must provide an opt-out option that “takes effect immediately and is consistent.”
- Alert the User if the Website Shares Data with Third Parties: If the website shares the data collected through cookies with third parties the cookie banner should explain this.
- Include a Link to the Cookie Settings: This isn’t required under GDPR as long as users have the choice to reject all cookies. However, it does have the benefit of allowing users who would otherwise reject all cookies to permit some forms of data collection.
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