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The Colorado Privacy Act (CPA) is a new law that went into effect on July 1, 2023. The CPA governs how businesses collect, use and disclose personal information about Coloradans.

The CPA was passed as part of what is known as the Colorado Consumer Protection Act (CCPA). The CCPA was passed in response to growing concerns about the protection of consumer data privacy in the digital age.

The CPA replaces the federal Electronic Communication Privacy Act (ECPA) which only applied to telecommunications providers and Internet service providers (ISPs). The ECPA did not apply to other categories of businesses that collect personal information such as retailers, banks, credit card companies and online services like Facebook or Google.

Under the CPA:

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