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HF 2579

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/20/2018 01:59pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 02/20/2018

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to telecommunications; data privacy; prohibiting collection of personal
information absent customer's express written approval; proposing coding for new
law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 237.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

new text begin [237.122] PERSONAL INFORMATION; PROHIBITION.
new text end

new text begin A telecommunications or Internet service provider that has entered into a franchise
agreement, right-of-way agreement, or other contract with the state of Minnesota or a
political subdivision, or that uses facilities that are subject to such agreements even if it is
not a party to the agreement, is prohibited from collecting personal information from a
customer resulting from the customer's use of the telecommunications or Internet service
provider without express written approval from the customer. A telecommunication or
Internet service provider is prohibited from refusing to provide its services to a customer
on the grounds that the customer has not approved collection of the customer's personal
information.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end