Sep 20, 2023

Emerging Privacy Laws in Florida: Navigating the Digital Frontier

In the era of technological advancements, the intersection of digital innovation and personal privacy remains a significant concern. Florida is preparing to roll out new legislation around digital privacy. With Conrad & Scherer’s finger on the pulse, we’re here to decode what this means for Floridians.

The Florida Digital Privacy Initiative (FDPI)

The state legislature recently introduced the Florida Digital Privacy Initiative (FDPI). This comprehensive legislation aims to empower consumers, providing them with more control over their digital data.

Key Points of FDPI:

  1. Right to Access and Delete: Similar to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Floridians will have the right to access, request, and delete any personal information that businesses collect.
  2. Opt-Out of Sales: Consumers can opt out of allowing businesses to sell their personal data to third parties.
  3. Protection for Minors: The FDPI heightens safeguards for consumers under 16, requiring businesses to obtain parental or guardian consent before selling their information.
  4. Business Accountability: Companies will be required to provide transparent privacy policies and be held accountable for breaches that compromise customer data.

The digital age has its challenges, but with proactive measures like the FDPI, Florida is signaling its commitment to a privacy-centric future. As these regulations take shape, trust Conrad & Scherer to guide you through every nuance of the digital privacy landscape.