I remember as a child watching “DuckTales,” and marveling at how Scrooge McDuck was so rich he could regularly swim in his pool of gold coins. A proposed new Florida privacy law (HB 969), supported by Gov. Ron DeSantis, would do that for plaintiffs lawyers in Florida.
HB 969 would provide several rights to Florida residents with respect to their personal information. For example, companies that collect personal information about Florida consumers would need to provide notice about the data they collect and sources of that data, consumers could obtain copies of their data, consumers could amend or delete their data, and consumers could opt out of certain sharing of that data with third parties. Even with all the limitations of these rights in the proposed law, most would likely agree that these are positive measures.