In response to the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of broadband privacy rules, Rhode Island state Rep. Evan Shanley, D-Warwick, is introducing the “Right-to-know Data Transparency and Protection Act,” giving state residents control over who collects their data. “There’s really nothing prohibiting internet service providers and commercial websites from collecting and selling your personally identifiable information to third parties that you don’t know,” Shanley said. The proposed law would allow residents to opt in or out of data collection. TechNet, a network of technology executives promoting the growth of the innovation economy, argues the proposed law would see a negative impact on consumers and technology companies in the state.
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