Committee Will Continue Work on Data Privacy Throughout Summer

The House Commerce and Economic Development Committee held a brief hearing on H.121, a data privacy bill that did not advance this session but is likely to be revisited next year. In recent months, the Vermont Chamber raised concerns that the legislation would have severe unintended consequences for small businesses that would struggle to comply with standards set for large corporations without the same capacity. 


The Vermont Chamber will engage with legislators on reframing a strong consumer privacy bill that will not lead to unintended consequences for Vermont businesses. Specifically, by urging legislators to consider legislation passed in other states in which data privacy laws balance the protection of consumer privacy with manageable regulation on businesses.