Beth Waller Highlights Uniqueness of Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDP)


In an article published on March 3 on, Beth Waller discusses the similarities and differences between California and Virginia data privacy laws.

Virginia’s Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA), which went into effect on January 1, 2023, provides Virginia residents certain rights regarding personal data collected by businesses under conditions outline by the new law. California was the first state to enact such legislation. The California and Virginia laws have similarities, but one key difference is the VCDPA allows consumers the right to appeal denials of a data request. As a result of that right, businesses are required to establish and internal appeal process.

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