Civil action; sale of personal data. (SB641)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Civil action; sale of personal data. Requires a person that disseminates, obtains, maintains, or collects personal data about a consumer for a fee to implement security practices to protect the confidentiality of a consumer's personal data, obtain express consent of a parent of a minor before selling the personal data of such minor, provide access to consumers to their own personal data that is held by the entity, refrain from maintaining or selling data that it knows to be inaccurate, and provide a means by which a consumer can opt out of the sale of his personal data. The bill provides that a violation could result in a civil penalty of up to $7,500 or damages to be awarded to a consumer. The bill also provides for the award of attorney fees and costs. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104658D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB641)
01/24/2020Assigned Judiciary sub: Civil Law
02/05/2020Continued to 2021 in Judiciary (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
12/04/2020Left in Judiciary

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