Protect Consumers' Privacy by Giving Them Greater Control of Their Data

Last updated: Mar 18, 2022

Details about this bill
Category: Privacy / Data Protection
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Senator Joe Rafferty, Senate 34 - York County
Session: 130
Bill #: LD 1982



Senator Rafferty of York would establish the Maine Consumer Privacy Act. It applies to the collection and sale of all personal information collected by a business from consumers. Because the new Act covers Internet service providers, this bill repeals the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 35-A, chapter 94 to keep all entities on equal footing, allowing consumers to opt out of the sale of personal information. The Maine Consumer Privacy Act takes effect January 1, 2023.