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N.Y. Privacy Bill Carries Litigation, Enforcement Hike Potential

Jan. 8, 2021, 10:59 PM

A recently introduced privacy bill in New York could spur class action litigation and enforcement actions if eventually cemented into law.

Senate Bill 567, introduced Jan. 6, would require businesses to provide privacy notices and give consumers the right to know what personal information is being collected about them.

Both the California Consumer Privacy Act and proposed New York bill have broad definitions of personal information and would afford customers the right to access their personal information and request businesses not sell it, said Kyle Fath, a privacy and technology attorney at Baker & Hostetler LLP in New York.

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