Concerned about data privacy and data manipulation, the Oklahoma House of Representatives has passed an opt-in data privacy bill with a bipartisan vote of 85 to 11.
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 is authored by Rep. Josh West, R-Grove, and Rep. Collin Walke, D-OKC.
More than 40 representatives and senators signed onto the legislation. West and Walke filed The Oklahoma Computer Data Privacy Act to give citizens more control over their privacy.
HB1602 is now eligible to be heard in the Oklahoma Senate.
Source: Oklahoma House of Representatives
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