senate Bill S5171A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Restricts the disclosure of personal information by businesses

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 07, 2014 print number 5171a
amend and recommit to consumer protection
Jan 08, 2014 referred to consumer protection
May 13, 2013 referred to consumer protection

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S5171 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 39-F Art Head, add §899-bb, Gen Bus L

S5171 - Summary

Restricts the disclosure of personal information by businesses.

S5171 - Sponsor Memo

S5171 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5171

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 13, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to restricting the
  disclosure of personal information by businesses

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the "right to
know act of 2013".
  S 2. The legislature hereby finds  and  declares  that  the  right  to
privacy  is  a  personal  and  fundamental right protected by the United
States Constitution. All individuals have a right of privacy in informa-
tion pertaining to them.
  This state recognizes the importance of providing consumers with tran-
sparency about how their personal information has been shared  by  busi-
nesses.  For  free  market  forces to have a role in shaping the privacy
practices and for "opt-in"  and  "opt-out"  remedies  to  be  effective,
consumers must be more than vaguely informed that a business might share
personal  information  with  third  parties.  Consumers  must  be better
informed about what kinds of personal information are purchased by busi-
nesses for direct marketing purposes. With  these  specifics,  consumers
can knowledgeably choose to opt-in or opt-out or choose among businesses
that disclose information to third parties for direct marketing purposes
on the basis of how protective the business is of consumers' privacy.
  Businesses  are  now  collecting  personal information and sharing and
selling it in ways not contemplated or properly covered by  the  current
law. Some web sites are installing up to one hundred tracking tools when
consumers  visit web pages and sending very personal information such as
age, gender, race, income, health  concerns,  and  recent  purchases  to
third-party advertising and marketing companies. Third-party data broker
companies are buying, selling, and trading personal information obtained

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10249-01-3

S5171A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 39-F Art Head, add §899-bb, Gen Bus L

S5171A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Restricts the disclosure of personal information by businesses.

S5171A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5171A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 5171--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 13, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Consumer  Protection  --
  recommitted to the Committee on Consumer Protection in accordance with
  Senate  Rule  6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to restricting the
  disclosure of personal information by businesses

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the "right to
know act of 2014".
  S 2. The legislature hereby finds  and  declares  that  the  right  to
privacy  is  a  personal  and  fundamental right protected by the United
States Constitution. All individuals have a right of privacy in informa-
tion pertaining to them.
  This state recognizes the importance of providing consumers with tran-
sparency about how their personal information has been shared  by  busi-
nesses.  For  free  market  forces to have a role in shaping the privacy
practices and for "opt-in"  and  "opt-out"  remedies  to  be  effective,
consumers must be more than vaguely informed that a business might share
personal  information  with  third  parties.  Consumers  must  be better
informed about what kinds of personal information are purchased by busi-
nesses for direct marketing purposes. With  these  specifics,  consumers
can knowledgeably choose to opt-in or opt-out or choose among businesses
that disclose information to third parties for direct marketing purposes
on the basis of how protective the business is of consumers' privacy.
  Businesses  are  now  collecting  personal information and sharing and
selling it in ways not contemplated or properly covered by  the  current
law. Some web sites are installing up to one hundred tracking tools when
consumers  visit web pages and sending very personal information such as
age, gender, race, income, health  concerns,  and  recent  purchases  to

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10249-02-4

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