New York enacts Net privacy law

Summary:New York Gov. George Pataki has signed into law the Internet Privacy Policy Act that requires all state agencies to develop and abide by online privacy policies. The legislation, signed by the governor in December, bars any state agency with a Web site from collecting or disclosing personal information about visitors without their consent. The law also requires the state's Office for Technology to create a model online privacy notice for all state Web sites. In addition, state Web sites must provide residents with access to personal information contained about them. The legislation, sponsored by Assemblyman Bob Sweeney (D-Lindenhurst) and Sen. Kemp Hannon (R-Garden City), passed the State Assembly and Senate unanimously in June.

New York Gov. George Pataki has signed into law the Internet Privacy Policy Act that requires all state agencies to develop and abide by online privacy policies. The legislation, signed by the governor in December, bars any state agency with a Web site from collecting or disclosing personal information about visitors without their consent. The law also requires the state's Office for Technology to create a model online privacy notice for all state Web sites. In addition, state Web sites must provide residents with access to personal information contained about them.

The legislation, sponsored by Assemblyman Bob Sweeney (D-Lindenhurst) and Sen. Kemp Hannon (R-Garden City), passed the State Assembly and Senate unanimously in June.

Topics: Legal

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