Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||
referred to consumer protection
|Jan 09, 2019||
referred to consumer protection
Senate Bill S224
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S224 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S224 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S224 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to restricting the disclosure of personal information by businesses SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section One states that this Act shall be known and cited as the "Right to Know Act of 2018." Section Two states the legislative intent. Section Three changes the article heading of article 39-F of the General Business Law from "Notification of Unauthorized Acquisition of Private Information" to "Acquisition and Use of Private Information." Section Four of the bill amends the General Business Law to add a new section 899-bb which states that a business that retains a customer's personal information shall make available to the customer free of charge
2019-S224 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 224 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer 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 2019". § 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
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