On May 2, 2023, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed Senate Bill 5 into law – making it the 7th state in the US with a comprehensive state privacy law. The bill bears many similarities to other recent state laws, such as those in Virginia, Utah, and Iowa.
The law applies to companies that do business in Indiana or produce products or services that are targeted to residents of Indiana and:
As noted, Indiana’s Consumer Data Protection Act shares many similarities with Virginia’s Consumer Data Protection Act.
Consent is defined as “a clear affirmative act that signifies a consumer’s freely given, specific, informed, and unambiguous agreement” to process their personal data. Indiana’s data privacy law operates on an opt-out mechanism.
Sensitive Personal Information
Under this law, SPI is considered to be any personal data that falls under the categories below.
Data controllers must receive additional consent from a consumer to process sensitive personal information.
Indiana’s law affords the following privacy rights to consumers.
The response period under Indiana’s privacy law entails that data controllers should respond to consumers within 45 days of a consumer rights request. This can be extended by an additional 45 days if “reasonably necessary”, depending on the complexity and volume of consumer requests – however, these extensions must be communicated to consumers within the initial 45-day period.
Data Protection Impact Assessments
Controllers are required to conduct a DPIA when the following activities are taking place:
The Indiana Consumer Data Protection Act states that data controllers must provide a “reasonably accessible, clear, and meaningful” privacy notice to its consumers. This notice has to include the following information:
This latest comprehensive state privacy law is set to go into effect in 2026, so organizations will have time to prepare. Also, by this time organizations will have compliance measures for other state laws that come into effect this year in place, including Virginia’s CDPA, which shares many similarities with Indiana’s state privacy law.
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