I saw this recently on IAJGS – Florida Bill on Privacy Amended as it Moves Through
Legislature (IAJGS Public Records Access Alert): https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/loaddoc.aspx?FileName=h0969f.COM.DOCX&DocumentType=Analysis&BillNumber=0969&Session=2021. Much longer article. but here are some of the relevant portions.
The IAJGS Records Access Alert previously report on Florida legislation, HB 969, addressing consumer privacy. The bill passed the House Chamber on April 21 118 to 1. The last analysis version on the website by the committee staff is available at: https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/loaddoc.aspx?FileName=h0969f.COM.DOCX&DocumentType=Analysis&BillNumber=0969&Session=2021
The amended version may be read at: https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/loaddoc.aspx?FileName=044395.docx&DocumentType=Amendments&BillNumber=0969&Session=2021
If adopted it would become effective July 1, 2022. The private cause of action would be available including if a company fails to comply with the deletion, opt-out and correction requests. The law would apply to for profit businesses that conduct business in Florida, collect personal information about consumers and satisfy specific threshold requirements.
An Internet trade group that counts Google, Facebook and Amazon among it members is urging Florida lawmakers to refrain from enacting the bill that would give consumers more control.
If enacted, Florida would be joining California and Virginia for similar types of consumer privacy laws.
To read more see:
Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee