ALBANY – New York’s Governor is working on a law that would provide New Yorkers with transparency and control over their personal data online.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the plan is one of many ideas included in his 2021 State of the State agenda.
This law would mandate companies that collect information on large numbers of New Yorkers disclose the purposes of any data collection and collect only data needed for those purposes.
Cuomo plans to also establish a Consumer Data Privacy Bill of Rights guaranteeing every New Yorker the right to access, control, and erase the data collected from them; the right to nondiscrimination from providers for exercising these rights; and the right to equal access to services.
The Governor also announced part of his 2021 State of the State a proposal to help non-profits and school districts across the state have easier access to capital to help keep their doors open during the pandemic.
In a typical year, nonprofits receive $187 billion from state and local governments, which Cuomo says is more than four times the $44 billion they receive from private foundations.
Cuomo’s office says nonprofits that often are most vulnerable to COVID-19 are those that depend upon people coming to congregate sites for their income, including museums, theaters, childcare centers, and recreation centers.
He additionally announced $25 million in funding to continue programs through the Nourish NY Initiatives to help hungry New Yorkers access local nutritious foods from local farmers and producers.