SixFifty, the technology subsidiary of the law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, is today launching a tool to help companies comply with the patchwork of data privacy laws in the United States by automating the creation of customized compliance documents.
Five U.S. states — California, Colorado, Virginia, Utah, and Connecticut — have passed data privacy laws within the past five years and several other states are expected to soon pass similar laws.
SixFifty says that as other states pass data privacy laws, it will update the product and incorporate new regulations into the paperwork.
I am traveling this week and have not seen a demonstration of SixFifty’s new product. However, according to the company, the product contains four parts:
- First, companies can take a free automated assessment to determine which data privacy laws they must comply with.
- Second, companies can generate one set of privacy compliance documents that account for the laws that are applicable to the business.
- Third, SixFifty’s document library allows companies to draft compliance paperwork that are specific to any one data privacy law in the U.S.
- Fourth, SixFifty tracks the law in each state and updates the compliance paperwork accordingly. Companies receive periodic updates about those changes so they are aware of when they need to refresh their documents.
SixFifty’s first product, launched in 2019, automated compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act. Last September, it launched one to help businesses comply with China’s Personal Information Protection Law, and before that, it launched one to help businesses comply with the GDPR.
It has also developed products to enable businesses to create COVID-19 employment policies, safely return employees to work, achieve diversity and inclusion, and create employment policies and handbooks.