senate Bill S365

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to enacting the NY privacy act

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee

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Jan 04, 2023 referred to consumer protection


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S365 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 42 §§1100 - 1107, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:

S365 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the New York 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.

S365 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S365 (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 4, 2023
 Introduced by Sens. THOMAS, COMRIE, JACKSON, KRUEGER, MAY, RAMOS -- 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

   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  data  in  ways that can be difficult for ordinary consumers to
 understand. Opaque data processing policies make it impossible to evalu-
 ate 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

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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