Office of the Vermont Attorney General

Attorney General’s Office Issues Guidance on Data Broker Regulations

December 13, 2018

CONTACT:    Ryan Kriger, Assistant Attorney General, 802-828-3171

The Vermont Attorney General’s Office has released a guidance to assist Data Brokers in complying with Vermont’s new Data Broker Regulations, Act 171 of 2018. These regulations go into effect on January 1, 2019.

The new law requires Data Brokers to register with the Secretary of State annually and maintain certain minimum data security standards. The deadline for registering is January 31, 2019, and, starting in January registration can be completed on the Secretary of State’s website. A copy of the registration form is also attached to the guidance and may be completed and delivered by mail or in person to: the Vermont Secretary of State, Corporations Division, 128 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05633-1104.

Businesses that are unsure whether they fall within the definition of “Data Broker” should review the guidance, and may contact the Attorney General’s Office with questions.

The “Guidance on Vermont’s Act 171 of 2018 Data Broker Legislation” can be found here or on the Attorney General’s Data Broker website: http://ago.vermont.gov/blog/2017/12/05/data-brokers/.

Last modified: December 20, 2018