Privacy Bills under Consideration by Hawaii Legislature

January 2022

The Hawaii Legislature is currently reviewing a set of privacy bills aimed at safeguarding consumer data. Two bills, Senate Bill 2428 and SB 2797, propose the establishment of a regulatory framework with penalties for entities that handle consumers' personal data. Additionally, these bills aim to create a special fund dedicated to consumer privacy. House Bill 2051, on the other hand, seeks to enact the Hawaii Consumer Privacy Act, which defines consumers' rights concerning their personal data and outlines businesses' obligations regarding the collection, disclosure, sharing, and selling of such information.  

Senate Bill 2428 and SB 2797 have successfully passed their initial readings and have been assigned to relevant committees for further examination. As for House Bill 2051, it has been filed and awaits its introduction in the legislative process.

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