Lawmakers send data privacy ‘bill of rights’ to governor
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut consumers will be able to find out when their personal information is being tracked and how it’s being used as part of a sweeping data privacy bill headed for Governor Ned Lamont’s office.
The legislation, dubbed a “consumer bill of rights”, also allows people to access, correct, delete and obtain a copy of their personal data, as well as to opt out of having their information used by data specialists. marketing, retailers and others for various purposes such as as targeted advertising. The bipartisan bill easily cleared the House of Representatives on Thursday by a 144-5 vote, about a week after it unanimously passed the Senate.