New York: Bill on consumer protection act introduced to State Senate
Senate Bill ('SB') 2998 for An Act to amend the general business law, in relation to establishing the online consumer protection act was introduced, on 26 January 2023, to the New York State Senate, and thereafter referred, on the same date, to the New York State Senate Committee on Consumer Protection. In particular, SB 2998 highlights that no publisher of a webpage or advertising network contracted with the publisher shall collect personally identifiable information for the purposes of online preference marketing, unless consumers provide their consent. Further, SB 2998 outlines that no publisher shall collect any other information from a consumer that is not personally identifiable information, subject to the above provision, unless the consumer is given an opportunity to opt-out of the use of such information for online marketing.
Finally, SB 2998 details that advertising networks must make reasonable efforts to protect the data collected or logged from ad delivery and reporting, as well as from loss, misuse, alteration, destruction, or improper use.
You can read SB 2998 and track its progress here.