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Utah Consumer Privacy Act: A New Law to Protect Online Data

At the beginning of 2024, a new law called the Utah Consumer Privacy Act took effect. It’s something all consumers should know about.

The new law includes important protection that gives consumers the right to find out the extent a company may be using your personal information. It also includes responsibilities for businesses to ensure they’re complying with the law.

On Legally Speaking this week, to give an overview of the significance of the UCPA, are Assistant Attorney Generals Lana Taylor and Brett Nedick, and Katie Has, Director of the Consumer Protection Division.

This news release has details and important links about the Utah Consumer Protection Act:

January 1, 2024: Under a new state law, Utah consumers have the right to access and control their personal data. The Utah Consumer Privacy Act (UCPA) took effect on December 31, 2023. Under the new law, the UCPA also requires businesses to protect personal data and provide consumers with information about how they can exercise their rights.

The UCPA gives consumers the right to:

·        find out if a business is processing their personal data;

·        access their personal data;

·        request that a business delete their personal data;

·        obtain a copy of their personal data; and

·        opt out of having their personal data sold or used for advertising.

Consumers may exercise these rights by submitting a request to a business. The business then has 45 days to respond to the consumer’s request.

Some of the new requirements that businesses must comply with include:

·        protecting the confidentiality and integrity of consumers’ personal data;

·        reducing the risk of harm relating to the processing of personal data;

·        providing consumers with clear and accessible privacy notices;

·        informing consumers about how they can opt out of the sale or the processing of their personal data for targeted advertising; and

·        notifying consumers before processing sensitive personal data.

The Utah Division of Consumer Protection’s website provides educational materials about the UCPA and a complaint form for consumers at The Utah Attorney General’s Office’s website provides information about the UCPA and a link to the new law at

Listen to the Legally Speaking podcast here.