senate Bill S1349

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Restricts the disclosure of personal information by businesses

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to consumer protection
Jan 11, 2021 referred to consumer protection


S1349 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 39-F Art Head, add §899-cc, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S5171
2015-2016: S68, A2134
2017-2018: S72, A5220, A8097, A10571
2019-2020: S224, A3739
2023-2024: S3163, A417

S1349 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Restricts the disclosure of personal information by businesses.

S1349 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1349 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             January 11, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sens. HOYLMAN, BIAGGI -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when  printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Consumer
 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 2021".
   §  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.


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