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Illinois: Bill on data transparency and privacy introduced to Senate

Senate Bill 2330 for the Data Transparency and Privacy Act ('the Bill') was introduced, on 8 January 2020, to the Illinois Senate ('the Senate'). In particular, the Bill provides that a business that processes personal information or de-identified information must give notice to the consumer, to whom the information refers or belongs, of specific information in the service agreement or somewhere readily accessible on the business' website or mobile application, before the processing begins. In addition, the Bill creates the right to know for consumers, who would be able to request specific pieces of information from businesses, the right to request the correction of inaccurate personal information, and the right to deletion of personal information. Finally, the Bill establishes a private right of action for consumers whose information was subject to a data breach as well as authorises the Illinois Attorney General to enforce its provisions as a violation of the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.

You can read the Bill here and track its progress here