Digital Privacy Advocate Urges Lawmakers to Reject Measure In Cuomo’s Budget


ALBANY, NY (WCNY) – Language in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget that is touted as a way to give New Yorkers “control over their personal data and provide new privacy protections” is not all it’s cracked up to be, according to a digital privacy advocate.

New York Civil Liberties Union policy counsel Allie Bohm told The Capitol Pressroom that New Yorkers would be better off if the measure from the governor, which she described as an “industry bill,” was rejected by state lawmakers.

“Privacy legislation is extraordinarily complex and hard to get right, and we will likely have one bite at the apple, so we need to be sure we are getting it right this time,” Bohm said.

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