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Nevada lawmakers consider data consumer protection bill

April 8, 2019

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers have heard a bill that would allow consumers to prevent a website operator from selling their information in certain situations.

A hearing on the Democrat-backed legislation began Monday. A total of nine Democratic senators have signed on in support of the measure.

Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro told lawmakers other states have taken on issues related to consumer data privacy and there is a need in Nevada law to protect consumers’ information. The bill says consumers will be able to request that operators not sell their information.

A proposed amendment specifies that request can come through an email address, online form or toll-free phone number. The bill under the amendment would not include situations where information was given for providing a consumer with a product or service.