|Posted:||March 29, 2021 11:02 AM|
|From:||Representative Malcolm Kenyatta and Rep. Melissa L. Shusterman|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||The Pennsylvania Consumer Data Protection Act|
|Take a look at the electronic devices that you and your family use every day – smart phones, connected televisions, computers and tablets, smart devices in our homes, even cars that have built in GPS. When you fill out a form, or purchase items, how much of your personal information is captured when you swipe that credit card, or submit that order online?
Consumers have a right to know how their personal data is being collected, by whom and how it is being used. Consumers should have a right to access that personal data, the same as they have a right to access their medical records, financial records and any other records that pertain specifically to their life.
After so many of us turned to online resources to remain safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important now than ever before that we begin the conversation around data protection in Pennsylvania. To ensure that consumer data is being managed properly and that all Pennsylvanians have access to that data, we are proposing the Pennsylvania Consumer Data Protection Act.
Modeled after a law passed in Virginia earlier this year, our proposal would:
We hope that you will join with us in co-sponsoring this valuable tool in the fight to safeguard Pennsylvanians.