With the Nevada Privacy Law coming into effect soon, privacy professionals are curious about the specifics. While the law shares common ground with the CCPA, there are many significant differences. In this blog post, we’ll highlight the top frequently asked questions about the Nevada Privacy Law. 

When does it take effect? 

October 1, 2019 is the deadline for compliance. 

When legislators met, they didn’t create an effective date, so automatically the deadline became the first day of the new quarter. This doesn’t leave a lot of time for companies to update their privacy policies to meet the requirements of the Nevada Privacy Law. 

Who does it impact? 

The Nevada privacy law affects operators of websites and online services that collect personal information from Nevada consumers. 

One of the main differences between the Nevada privacy law and the CCPA is that it only applies to the online portion of a business, while the CCPA applies to the whole business. 

Nevada’s privacy law does not affect health care and financial institutions and it also excludes manufacturers of motor vehicles or people who service motor vehicles. It has been determined by legislators that those companies require personal information about their customers from vehicles through connected or subscription services. 

What’s the definition of “personal information”? 

Personal information, according to Nevada Privacy Law, includes the following: 

  • First Name 
  • Last Name 
  • Home or other physical address 
  • Email address 
  • Phone number 
  • Social security number 
  • An identifier that allows an individual to be contacted either physically or online 
  • Anything else that can be defined as personal information 

What are the consequences of non-compliance? 

If it has been proven by the Nevada Attorney General that someone violated SB-220, they can be penalized up to $5,000 per violation. 

What do Nevada’s new privacy law and the CCPA have in common? 

In our blog post, The Nevada Privacy Law (SB-220) vs the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), we cover this in detail. But here’s the short answer: quite a bit. 

Back in 2017, Nevada was one of the first states to mimic the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA). They require operators of online websites to publicly post a privacy notice. 

Later, in May 2019, Nevada also passed legislation copying portions of the CCPA when it adopted Senate Bill No. 220. 


For more information about the Nevada Privacy Law (SB-220), the CCPA, and hundreds of global privacy and security laws and regulations, visit free.dataguidance.com. Or check out our other blogs about the Nevada Privacy Law and the CCPA