assembly Bill A10571

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Restricts the disclosure of personal information by businesses

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May 07, 2018 referred to consumer affairs and protection


A10571 (ACTIVE) - Details

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:
2015-2016: A2134
2019-2020: A3739
2021-2022: A400
2023-2024: A417

A10571 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Restricts the disclosure of personal information by businesses.

A10571 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               May 7, 2018

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROZIC,  DINOWITZ,  ABINANTI -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection

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


  Section  1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the "right to
know act of 2018".
  § 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
from  mobile  phones,  financial  institutions,  social media sites, and
other online and brick and mortar companies.

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