Right to Know Act passes Senate Judiciary Committee

On Tuesday March 14th, DPA members along with Sen. Michael Hastings and John Donovan, a special assistant to Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, argued in front of the Illinois Senate Judiciary Committee and managed to convince the committee to pass SB 1502 to the Senate floor.

This bill provides assurances that Illinois consumers are able to discover to whom their personal data is being shared with by the websites and apps they do business with. Opposition groups claim that this bill will hurt the Illinois tech industry. In fact, compliance costs range from non-existent to minimal for nearly all businesses, and pose no real threat to being able to conduct business online. Over-sharing of consumers' personal information is one of the biggest issues surrounding 21st century commerce today. Ensuring that one can see how their data is being used when conducting business online is one of the best ways to establish and keep trust with the consumer moving forward.

You can find out more information on the Right To Know bill on our initiatives page, and we encourage Illinois readers to contact their state senators and representatives in support of the bill.

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