The Record: Vermont governor rejects state’s tough data privacy bill

June 14, 2024

Privacy advocates have criticized the Connecticut bill, which has become a model for legislatures around the country, calling its privacy language weak.    

While the Connecticut legislation allows consumers to automatically opt-out of websites gathering data, it does not give the state’s Attorney General or any other regulator the right to weigh in on how the opt out would be designed.  

It also allows data collection for any purpose so long as the practice is disclosed in privacy policies, a provision which the advocacy groups Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and the U.S. PIRG Education Fund have said maintains the “failed” status quo.

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