On March 28, 2023, Iowa’s Governor signed Iowa’s new statute relating to consumer data protection. Iowa joins California, Colorado, Connecticut, Utah, and Virginia in the ever-growing patchwork of consumer privacy laws across the country.
The new law takes effect on January 1, 2025.
Iowa’s consumer privacy law covers businesses that control or process personal data on 100,000 consumers in the state or derive 50% of their revenue from selling the data of more than 25,000 consumers. A consumer under Iowa’s statute is defined as a natural person who is a resident of the state and active in an individual or household context. Individuals acting in a commercial or employment context are excluded.
Like other states’ comprehensive consumer privacy laws, the statute provides consumers with the right to access personal data being processed, to delete personal data, and to opt out of the sale of their personal data.
For additional information on Iowa’s new privacy statute and other data privacy laws and regulations, please reach out to a member of our Privacy, Data, and Cybersecurity practice group.