|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 07, 2018||referred to consumer affairs and protection|
assembly Bill A10571
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
A10571 (ACTIVE) - Details
A10571 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 10571 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 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 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. LBD03601-04-7
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