Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis unveils new legislation to combat Big Tech

Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis unveils new legislation to combat Big Tech


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has unveiled another piece of legislation in a new offensive against Big Tech.

The Transparency in Technology Act, DeSantis said at a press conference Monday, will “check the growing power and influence of big tech” in the Sunshine State and allow Floridians to “reclaim their privacy.”

“We’re going to shift the balance of power back to consumers and away from Big Tech, because Floridians are no longer going to be dictated to by those … companies,” the GOP governor said. “We’re going to have a more balanced approach where consumers can, in part, control their most sensitive data.”

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The act, should it pass muster in the state House and Senate, would force tech platforms to disclose what data they have on Floridians to those users and delete that information if requested.

The law would also ask companies not to sell the data and would create legal avenues to sue for noncompliance.

Whether one state will

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