Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Republican leaders in the Florida House of Representatives announced legislation Monday meant to curb big tech’s power and offer Floridians more options to keep their data private.
“Status quo has all been a one-way street with big tech, where they have all the power, they dictate all the rules, they take whatever data they want, when they want it, and consumers get virtually nothing except the ‘privilege’ of using their own devices that they’ve already paid for. But we can’t let it go on any longer,” the governor explained at a press conference.
The bill, which DeSantis said has support in both the state House and Senate, affirms Florida residents’ “four main rights” to privacy, including the right to know what information companies have obtained about individuals, the right to order the big tech giants to delete that information, the right to prohibit the companies from selling personal data without permission, and the right