At this point, over 15 states have proposed privacy legislation similar to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Most recently, however, New York has drafted a proposed law that, in some instances, goes well beyond the protections afforded by the CCPA. Sponsored by Kevin Thomas, the NY Privacy Act gives New York residents more control over their data than any other state and funds a new office of privacy and data protection.
Like the CCPA, the NY Privacy Act would allow residents to see what data companies are collecting on them, where it is being shared, request that it be corrected or deleted and opt-out of having their data shared or sold to third parties. But as currently drafted, the bill offers residents more protections than the CCPA. Here are some of the key distinctions:
As expected, this bill isn’t sitting well with many companies. While the requirements under this bill are increasingly more restrictive than other states, the simple burden of having to track and comply with various state laws is motivating many companies to push for a federal law.
The full text of the bill can be read here.