senate Bill S6727

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the office of consumer data protection and imposes a tax on data controllers and data processors

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to finance
May 13, 2021 referred to finance


S6727 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 51 §§1004 - 1007, Exec L; add §185, Tax L
Versions Introduced in 2023-2024 Legislative Session:

S6727 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "data economy labor compensation and accountability act"; establishes the office of consumer data protection for the purpose of properly safeguarding personal data; imposes a tax on data controllers and data processors required to register with such office.

S6727 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6727 (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
                               May 13, 2021
 Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance
 AN ACT to amend the executive law and the tax law, in relation to estab-
   lishing the data economy labor compensation and accountability act
   Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
 the "data economy labor compensation and accountability act".
   § 2. Legislative intent. a. The legislature finds that the commercial-
 ization  of  personal consumer data has wrought wholesale and disruptive
 transformations in our global markets, politics, psychology,  socializa-
 tion, and the basic functioning of society;
   b. The legislature further finds that, according to a 2016 Rockefeller
 Foundation study Data Financing for the Global Good, the "data economy,"
 in  which millions of data points are endlessly gathered, organized, and
 exchanged by a series of vendors for the purpose of deriving value  from
 accumulated  information,  has  produced  enough value in industrialized
 countries to equal 4% of their gross domestic product;
   c. The legislature further finds  that  the  consumers  whose  emails,
 texts,  Internet  searches,  purchasing  history,  profile  information,
 swipes, clicks, and more have produced such tremendous amounts of  value
 do not receive the direct dividends of their labor;
   d.  The  legislature further finds that large swaths of our global and
 national society have yet to benefit from the revolution wrought by such
 commercialization of their data and technology at large;
   e. The legislature further finds that the  proliferation  of  targeted
 advertising  based  on  the  sale,  transfer,  or  licensing of personal
 consumer data has led to an exploitation of individual users' attention,
 leading to reduced productivity, mental acuity,  and  overall  emotional
 and  social  well-being  as  well  as overcrowding of digital spaces and
 depletion of the "common good" of limited user attention;
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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