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Florida Consumer Privacy Bill Falls Short at the Eleventh Hour

April 30, 2021, 7:49 PM

Florida fell short in passing a comprehensive consumer privacy law after lawmakers were unable to reconcile last-minute changes to the bill before the legislative session adjourned Friday.

Had it succeeded, Florida would’ve been the third U.S. state to pass such legislation. The California Consumer Privacy Act passed in 2018, and Virginia greenlit its own privacy law earlier this year.

The Florida bill would’ve given residents the right to opt out of the sale of their personal information by businesses. It also would have given consumers the right to request that information be corrected or deleted.

But, as was the case ...

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