assembly Bill A8097A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Restricts the disclosure of personal information by businesses

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Archive: Last Bill Status - Stricken


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 15, 2017 enacting clause stricken
Jun 19, 2017 reported referred to rules
Jun 16, 2017 print number 8097a
Jun 16, 2017 amend and recommit to codes
Jun 05, 2017 reported referred to codes
May 26, 2017 referred to consumer affairs and protection

Co-Sponsors

A8097 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
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

A8097 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Restricts the disclosure of personal information by businesses.

A8097 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8097

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 26, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. KAVANAGH, DINOWITZ -- 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

  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 2017".
  § 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.
                                                           LBD03601-01-7

Co-Sponsors

A8097A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
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

A8097A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Restricts the disclosure of personal information by businesses.

A8097A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8097--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 26, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. KAVANAGH, DINOWITZ -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Consumer  Affairs  and  Protection  --  reported  and
  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Codes  -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

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 2017".
  §  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.

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