There are plenty of trends and guidance when it comes to consumer data privacy, and it is critical for employers to become familiar with those that affect their business. The Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDA) Working Group on the Joint Commission on Technology and Science released a report on best practices and recommendations, identifying 167 points of emphasis around the VCDA. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a new enforcement policy statement warning companies against deploying illegal dark patterns that trick or trap consumers into subscription services and the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released an advisory opinion to address false identity matching. The topic is also making headlines. Washington has set a new record for the number of data breaches and ransomware attacks and in New York, Senate Bill S2628 was signed for an Act that requires employers who engage in employee electronic monitoring to provide notice to employees.