assembly Bill A3367

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing the online consumer protection act

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Archive: Last Bill Status - Stricken


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Dec 15, 2017 enacting clause stricken
Jan 27, 2017 referred to consumer affairs and protection

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A3367 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §390-bb, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A1393
2011-2012: A4809
2013-2014: A1117
2015-2016: A5830
2019-2020: A3818

A3367 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to establishing the online consumer protection act; defines terms; provides that an advertising network shall post clear and conspicuous notice on the home page of its own website about its privacy policy and its data collection and use practices related to its advertising delivery activities; makes related provisions.

A3367 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3367

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 27, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. KAVANAGH, ORTIZ, PERRY, COLTON, TITUS, GUNTHER,
  LUPARDO,  JAFFEE,  O'DONNELL,  CUSICK,  ZEBROWSKI,  BENEDETTO,  GALEF,
  CAHILL,  HOOPER,  PRETLOW,  TITONE, ROSENTHAL, WEPRIN, QUART -- Multi-
  Sponsored by -- M. of A. ARROYO, DINOWITZ, GOTTFRIED, HEVESI,  HIKIND,
  PEOPLES-STOKES  -- read once and referred to the Committee on Consumer
  Affairs and Protection

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in  relation  to  establishing
  the online consumer protection act

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "online consumer protection act".
  §  2.  Legislative  findings.  The  state  has  the authority to enact
consumer regulations to protect the people of the state.  Recently,  the
state  has enacted a series of laws to address problems arising from the
ubiquity of the internet.  From  protecting  consumers  from  electronic
breaches  of  security  to  enacting  laws  prohibiting  the practice of
"phishing" -- an electronic form of identify theft -- the state  has  an
obligation to enact sensible protections for the people.
  The  internet  age  has  changed, often for the better, the way people
work, enjoy entertainment and interact with one another.  However,  with
the  internet age new problems have arisen that must be addressed, chief
among them, the loss of personal privacy. Recent examples, including one
where search engine results were tracked to an individual,  have  illus-
trated  that  a  person's  privacy can be breached easily and with grave
consequences. There is a fundamental rift  between  tracking  technology
and  consumers'  right  to  control  what data is collected and where it
goes. Action must be taken in order to prevent more egregious violations
of  privacy  occurring  including  price  discrimination,  exposure   of
personal information to subpoenas and warrantless government access.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02732-01-7

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