On March 13, 2024, Governor Spencer Cox signed Utah’s Social Media Amendments, SB 194 and HB 464. Utah was the first state last year to pass laws strictly limiting minors’ use of social media. These laws were challenged in two lawsuits: one brought by social media users and another brought by NetChoice, a trade association representing internet companies.Continue Reading Utah Passes New Versions of Social Media Laws for Minors in Response to Challenges

Utah is poised to become the fourth state to enact comprehensive consumer privacy legislation, following California, Virginia, and Colorado. Earlier this month, Utah’s legislature passed the Utah Consumer Privacy Act (S.B. 227) (UCPA) with no opposing votes in both the Utah Senate and House of Representatives. The bill was sent to Utah Governor Spencer Cox on March 15, 2022 and the Governor has until March 24, 2022 to either sign or veto the bill, otherwise it will become law without his signature. If enacted, as is anticipated, the UCPA will become effective on December 31, 2023, six months after the Colorado Privacy Act (ColoPA) and nearly a year after the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA) and California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) come into effect.
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