Consumer Data Privacy Bill Transfers Power Back to the People

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From Fox News

We live in the digital information age, and there is a tug of war over who owns your data – you or the online businesses that demand it and use it.  

Fortunately, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Speaker of the House Chris Sprowls have stepped forward to address this – what I believe is one of our most pressing problems.  

This week, with their encouragement, I introduced a ground-breaking Consumer Data Privacy bill in the Florida House of Representatives that will put the ownership of personal data back into the hands of individual Floridians, while at the same time allowing big tech and businesses to access our information – as long as we give them permission.  

When we interact with websites, apps, and services online, we leave behind troves of personal information about ourselves. As commonplace activities like checking in with friends, finding places to eat, or even keeping a calendar have moved online, users often have no idea that they are simultaneously giving information to companies about where they’ve walked, shopped, or prayed. 

In our society, the amount of power we have unwittingly handed over to companies to use our data has resulted in a steady erosion of our right to privacy. And in many cases, it has left our most private information vulnerable to hacking and exploitation. We no longer own or control access to our own identity. In Florida, that is about to change. 

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