Brindisi Introduces Internet Privacy Legislation
Following a vote by Congress that allows Internet Service Providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to legally gather and sell a customer's personal information without their consent, Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi is fighting back.
Brindisi says he's sponsoring legislation that ensures the privacy rights of New Yorkers are protected. The legislation prohibits ISPs from selling customers' personal information in New York without written consent from the consumer.
Brindisi discussed the legislation outside Best Buy in New Hartford, a store where he says many area residents buy computers, iPads and mobile devices that will now be a bridge to so much data for ISP’s to sell off.
The legislation is modeled after a bill recently introduced in Minnesota. Brindisi hopes to have the measure passed by the end of the legislative session.