[First Reprint]

SENATE, No. 332


with Senate Floor Amendments

(Proposed by SINGLETON)




      These floor amendments change the definition of “consumer” to include individuals acting within a job-seeking context.  The amendments also removes “oral” from the definition of “disclosures.”.  Additionally, the amendments remove the term “publicly available information” from the definition of “personally identifiable information,” and the definition of “publicly available information” has been removed from the bill.  The amendments also add language to include certain third parties that track or collect information concerning a customer’s usage of a commercial Internet website, such as third party cookies, in the definition of “operators.”

      The amendments also clarify the process for a consumer who uses or visits a commercial Internet website or online service to review and request changes to the consumer’s personally identifiable information that is collected by the operator.  The amendments also set forth provisions concerning the methods for a consumer to submit requests, the obligations of operators, and the circumstances under which an operator may deny a request.