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New York: Assembly bill for New York Privacy Act reintroduced in State Assembly

Assembly Bill ('AB') 680B for the New York Privacy Act was reintroduced, on 5 January 2022, in the New York Assembly, after failing to progress in 2021. In particular, AB 680B would, among other things:

  • provide consumers with new rights, such as the right to be informed, the right to access, the right to correction, the right to deletion, and the right to to challenge automated decision-making, among others;
  • require businesses to maintain reasonable security measures, to notify consumers of foreseeable harms, and to obtain specific consent;
  • require businesses to conduct regular assessments to ensure that data is not used for unacceptable purposes; and
  • provide the New York Attorney General with enforcement powers.

AB 680B is distinct from a similar Senate Bill ('SB') 6701A for the New York Privacy Act, which was also reintroduced, on 6 January 2022, to the New York State Senate after failing to progress in 2021.

You can read AB 680B and track its progress here.