Company runs down state-by-state privacy statutes going into effect in 2024; advocates for further protection of personal data as safety threats continue to build

ORANGE, Calif., January 24, 2024 — 360Civic, a leading provider of online privacy protection for judges, police officers, social workers, and the general public, today welcomed new online privacy protections and provided a state-by-state rundown of laws proposed and those taking effect in the new year. The company actively supports privacy laws and enables further protection by removing personal data from the internet via relationships with data brokers and other entities. Capitalizing on privacy laws and other resources to gain control of personal information available online has become increasingly important – and is a privacy challenge that is particularly daunting for public servants such as judges, law enforcement, court personnel, and social workers, who face escalating threats of violence to themselves and/or their families.  

“It’s a dangerous time to be a judge, police officer, or court professional. Information freely gathered online is fueling a culture of anger and the possibility of physical or cyber-attacks,” said Ron Zayas, 360Civic’s CEO and chief strategist. “It’s a type of scrutiny that may be less unusual for celebrities or politicians, but there has been a significant increase in threats, harassment, and attacks against private citizens. Judges, law enforcement, and court officials are top targets, but physicians, attorneys, ticket agents, small business owners, restaurant servers, and many other professionals may just as readily encounter a client motivated by anger and armed with information.”

Being safer online requires contacting data brokers with requests to remove personal content, as well as preventative security tools such as a VoIP number to hide a user’s cell phone number, and a virtual private network from NordVPN to mask online search and browsing activity. The scope of work involved is such that many or most individuals simply do not take it on; 360Civic’s IronWall360 tools and services provide a simple option, scanning the breadth of the Internet for the user’s home address and removing it wherever found, working directly with data brokers for action even if a specific law does not yet exist. The company also works in conjunction with state-by-state privacy laws, outlined here:

California: The state that set the standard for online privacy protection continues to bolster existing statutes with new restrictions. January 1 started the clock ticking on the requirement for data brokers to register with the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) instead of the California Attorney General’s Office. The Delete Act, passed last year, compels them to register by the end of January. By July 1, data brokers must collect and report information in their privacy policy regarding certain types of California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) requests they have received.

Colorado: Beginning July 1, organizations that fall within the new Colorado Privacy Act’s (CPA) application thresholds must allow consumers to opt-out of the sale of their personal data or use of their personal data for targeted advertising, using a Universal Opt-Out Mechanism (UOOM). 

Connecticut: Connecticut was the first state to approve a Children’s Privacy Law that offers additional privacy protections for children 13 to 17 years of age, taking effect October 2024.

Montana: The Montana Consumer Data Privacy Act goes into effect October 1. As with other privacy laws it provides a universal opt-out mechanism, as well as additional privacy rights for children. 

Oregon: Data brokers in Oregon must register with the state’s Department of Consumer and Business Services by January 1. And thanks to the Oregon Consumer Privacy Act, residents can now obtain a list of specific third parties, other than natural persons, to which their personal data has been disclosed. 

Texas: The Texas Data Privacy and Security Act takes effect July 1. It is similar to laws passed in other states but is primarily modeled after the Virginia version. 

Laws vary greatly from state to state. If a state is not listed, there may still be statutes in place to protect an individual’s online privacy; visit 360Civic’s Privacy Laws by State page for more information on proposed and pending legislation across the country.

For more information about 360Civic or its IronWall360 data privacy tools and services, click here or call 877.360.2492.

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About 360Civic

360Civic strongly supports the idea of a safe and private internet. The company creates products that help to ensure privacy for everyone, particularly those whose online privacy and security is crucial, such as journalists, activists, judges, police officers, and the full spectrum of public sector employees and their families. IronWall360, provided by 360Civic, works with superior courts, social work departments, and law enforcement agencies as a legally-contracted agent, to search and remove any personal information from any website in violation of state and federal privacy restrictions. For more information, visit

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