assembly Bill A417

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Restricts the disclosure of personal information by businesses

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Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 09, 2023 referred to consumer affairs and protection


A417 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
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: A2134, S68
2017-2018: A5220, A8097, A10571, S72
2019-2020: A3739, S224
2021-2022: A400, S1349

A417 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Restricts the disclosure of personal information by businesses; provides that a business that retains a customer's personal information shall make available to the customer free of charge access to, or copies of, all of the customer's personal information retained by the business.

A417 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
                              January 9, 2023
 Introduced by M. of A. ROZIC, DINOWITZ, WEPRIN -- 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
   Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the  "right  to
 know act".
   §  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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