Gov. Ron DeSantis

DeSantis, House speaker announce legislation to increase data privacy and security

Gov. Ron DeSantis and House Speaker Chris Sprowls held a press conference Monday afternoon at the state Capitol in Tallahassee to talk about proposed legislation that would increase data privacy and security.

“Today’s announcement is another important step to safeguard Floridians against the often-unchecked power of ‘Big Tech,'” the governor said, “and follows the proposal from the Governor and legislative leaders earlier this month to increase technology transparency in Florida.”

You can watch a replay of the press conference below or by clicking here.

The legislation would do the following:

  • Require businesses to publish a privacy policy for personal information.
  • Give consumers the right to know what information a business has collected about them.
  • Allow consumers to request to delete or correct certain personal information.
  • Require businesses to allow consumers to “opt-out” of the sale of personal information to third parties.
  • Prohibit discrimination for opting out.
  • Limit a business’ use and retention of personal information.
  • Allow a limited private Cause of Action (COA).
  • Give the Attorney General power to enforce.
  • Limit the new consumer data privacy requirements to larger businesses.
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