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Nevada Lawmakers Consider Data Consumer Protection Bill

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.

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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.