Florida, the country’s third most populous state, would be the latest to enact consumer protections against Big Data’s ability to harvest personal information about how people conduct their day-to-day lives, including where they shop and eat, what they read and what they share online.
The resulting dossier is often bought and sold in a lucrative marketplace that has become an important element of modern commerce.
“It’s clear we all agree that we need to do something about data privacy,” said Rep. Fiona McFarland, the Republican who was tapped to carry the bill in the House, adding that “the tech world has perhaps gone just a little bit too far without us knowing what’s going on.”
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