Opt-In Data Privacy Legislation Moves Forward in Oklahoma

February 10, 2021

Bipartisan legislation to address concerns over data privacy and data manipulation unanimously passed out of the Oklahoma House Technology Committee with a vote of 6 to 0.

The Oklahoma Computer Data Privacy Act, House Bill 1602, requires internet technology companies to obtain explicit permission to collect and sell personal data.

The legislation has bipartisan support and is co-authored by more than 40 representatives and senators. The legislation’s primary authors, Reps. Josh West and Collin Walke, see the bill as an opportunity to claw back privacy rights from companies that continue to abuse them.

The legislation is one of the first “opt-in” data privacy bills in the country, according to the statement released by the House. The bill’s authors hope that other states will follow suit so that the practice of data mining without consent ends.

Source: Oklahoma House of Representatives

Topics Legislation Oklahoma

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