senate Bill S6701

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to enacting the NY privacy act

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2021 committed to rules
May 24, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 20, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 18, 2021 1st report cal.1080
May 12, 2021 referred to consumer protection

Votes

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May 18, 2021 - Consumer Protection committee Vote

S6701
3
1
committee
3
Aye
1
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Consumer Protection Committee Vote: May 18, 2021

nay (1)

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S6701 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A680
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 42 §§1100 - 1107, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A8526

S6701 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the NY privacy act to require companies to disclose their methods of de-identifying personal information, to place special safeguards around data sharing and to allow consumers to obtain the names of all entities with whom their information is shared.

S6701 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6701 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6701
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 12, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  THOMAS -- 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 the  management
   and oversight of personal data
 
   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 "New York privacy act".
   §  2.  Legislative  intent.  1.  Privacy is a fundamental right and an
 essential element of freedom. Advances in technology have produced ramp-
 ant growth in the amount and categories of personal  data  being  gener-
 ated,   collected,  stored,  analyzed,  and  potentially  shared,  which
 presents both promise and peril. Companies collect, use  and  share  our
 personal  information in ways that can be difficult for ordinary consum-
 ers to understand. Opaque data processing policies make it impossible to
 evaluate risks and compare privacy-related protections across  services,
 stifling  competition.  Algorithms  quietly make decisions with critical
 consequences for New York consumers, often with no human accountability.
 Behavioral advertising generates profits by turning people into products
 and their activity into assets. New York consumers deserve  more  notice
 and more control over their data and their digital privacy.
   2. This act seeks to help New York consumers regain their privacy.  It
 gives New York consumers the ability to exercise more control over their
 personal data and requires businesses to be responsible, thoughtful, and
 accountable  managers  of  that  information.  To achieve this, this act
 provides New York consumers a number  of  new  rights,  including  clear
 notice of how their data is being used, processed and shared; the abili-
 ty  to  access  and obtain a copy of their data in a commonly used elec-
 tronic format, with the ability to transfer  it  between  services;  the
 ability  to  correct  inaccurate  data and to delete their data; and the
 ability to challenge certain automated decisions. This act also  imposes
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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