Florida Governor: Legislation to Increase Data Privacy, Security

Florida Governor: Legislation to Increase Data Privacy, Security

Governor Ron DeSantis and House Speaker Chris Sprowls Highlight Proposed Legislation to Increase Data Privacy and Security

Tallahassee, FL (STL.News) Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by House Speaker Chris Sprowls and Representative Fiona McFarland to highlight proposed legislation that would increase data privacy and security and uphold the rights of Floridians over major technology companies.  Today’s announcement is another important step to safeguard Floridians against the often-unchecked power of “Big Tech,” and follows the proposal from the Governor and legislative leaders earlier this month to increase technology transparency in Florida.

“For far too long, Big Tech companies have abdicated their responsibility of safeguarding and securing the data of Americans and Floridians; in fact, rather than protecting our data, they are profiting from it,” said Governor DeSantis.  “This one-way street – where Big Tech has all the power and consumers have little to none – stops now.  With the proposals announced today, we will finally check these companies’ unfettered ability to profit off our data and ensure the protection of Floridians’ personal and private information.”

“Today’s introduction of our Consumer Data Privacy legislation is another step in combating mass public distrust left in the wake of Big Tech companies’ destruction,” said Speaker Chris Sprowls. 

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