Montana

Montana Consumer Data Privacy Act

The Montana Consumer Data Privacy Act will come into effect on October 1, 2024.

The MCDPA is the ninth comprehensive state consumer privacy law to be approved in the United States.

While it has similarities to all of it’s predecessors it is most similar to the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act and the Connecticut Data Protection Act.

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Who does it impact?

The MCDPA applies to companies that do business in Montana or target products or services to Montana consumers and:

  • Control or process personal data of 50,000 or more Montana consumers (excluding personal data controlled or processed solely for the purpose of completing a payment transaction); or
  • Control or process personal data of 25,000 or more Montana consumers and derive over 25% of gross revenue from the sale of that data.

exemptions

  • Data covered by HIPAA, COPPA, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act and some other federal laws
  • Government entities
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Institutions of higher educations
  • Data used for compliance with the law, preventing fraud or injury to others and defending legal claims.

Consumer Rights

The right to confirm whether a controller is processing their personal data and access that data. This includes the right to confirm whether a controller is processing any data at all.

Inaccuracies in the personal data that the consumer previously provided to the controller.

Personal data provided by or about the consumer.

The right to obtain a portable copy of their personal data to the extent that is technically feasible and provided the controller will not be required to reveal any trade secret. This only applies to data the consumer previously provided to the controller.

Of the sale of personal data, targeted marketing and profiling.

Individuals aged 13-16 have the right to opt-in to advertising and targeted marketing.

Enforcement

The Montana Attorney General is exclusively responsible for enforcing the Montana Consumer Data Privacy Act. The MCDPA has not expressed a maximum damages amount.

cure period

The Montana Attorney General will be required to give 60 days written notice and an opportunity for the controller to cure any violations. This cure period will only be valid until April 1, 2026.


Value Privacy are on hand to make sure your business is compliant with data and privacy regulations. Whether you need a privacy health check or you want help to make sure you and your business are ready for the arrival of the Colorado Privacy Act, we’re here to help. You can find out more about what we do or contact us and have a chat about your needs.

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