Florida joins the increasing number of states considering a consumer privacy bill this legislative session. The Florida privacy companion bills were introduced in both the state’s Senate (SB 1620) and House of Representatives (HB 963). If enacted, the law will become effective in July 2020.
The bill includes three significant new requirements for “operators” of a website or online service:
- Allows consumers to review and correct their personal information,
- Creates a right to opt out of the “sale” of certain of a consumer’s personal information, and
- Delineates specific notice requirements for online privacy statements.
The Florida privacy bill (yet to be named) includes some provisions and requirements that are comparable to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), while others are not.