ICLE on Florida’s HB 9

Sarasota Observer – An op-ed in the Sarasota Observer cited a legislative checklist produced jointly by ICLE and the Reason Foundation to help guide state lawmakers considered consumer privacy legislation. You can read the full piece here.

Aiming to protect Floridians’ privacy, the Florida legislature is considering a data-privacy bill that, unfortunately, would fail to improve consumers’ privacy while also unintentionally lowering the quality of digital products available in the state and adding tens of billions of dollars to the cost of doing business. While trying to give consumers more control over their data, House Bill 9 violates several of the best practices for good consumer privacy laws outlined in a legislative checklist by Reason Foundation and the International Center for Law and Economics showing how to protect individuals’ privacy without stifling innovation.