Senate Bill S3163

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Restricts the disclosure of personal information by businesses

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee

  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-S3163 (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
2021-2022: S1349, A400

2023-S3163 (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.

2023-S3163 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S3163 (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  S E N A T E
                             January 30, 2023
 Introduced  by Sen. HOYLMAN-SIGAL -- 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
   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.
 S. 3163                             2


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