assembly Bill A2134A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Restricts the disclosure of personal information by businesses

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 18, 2016 print number 2134a
Feb 18, 2016 amend and recommit to consumer affairs and protection
Jan 06, 2016 referred to consumer affairs and protection
Jan 15, 2015 referred to consumer affairs and protection

A2134 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S68
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 39-F Art Head, add §899-bb, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S5171
2017-2018: A5220, A8097, A10571, S72
2019-2020: A3739, S224

A2134 - Summary

Restricts the disclosure of personal information by businesses.

A2134 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2134

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 15, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. DINOWITZ -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Consumer Affairs and 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 2015".
  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.
                                                           LBD01509-01-5

A2134A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S68
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 39-F Art Head, add §899-bb, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S5171
2017-2018: A5220, A8097, A10571, S72
2019-2020: A3739, S224

A2134A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Restricts the disclosure of personal information by businesses.

A2134A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2134--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 15, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. DINOWITZ -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Consumer Affairs and Protection -- recommitted to the Committee
  on Consumer Affairs and Protection in accordance with Assembly Rule 3,
  sec.  2  --  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 2016".
  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.
                                                           LBD01509-03-6

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