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Florida Close to Passing Privacy Law as Deadline Looms (1)

April 29, 2021, 3:46 PMUpdated: April 29, 2021, 7:36 PM

The Florida Senate passed its version of pending consumer privacy legislation, sending it back to the state’s House of Representatives for consideration as the deadline for passage rapidly approaches.

The Senate bill, approved 29-11 on Thursday, looks different than the version approved last week by the state’s House of Representatives.

The recently approved Senate version lacks a private right of action, meaning consumers wouldn’t be able to sue for violations of the law, and enforcement would be left to the state’s attorney general.

“While there are significant privacy compliance costs associated with the Florida bill, it’s a significant win for ...

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