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CFO Jimmy Patronis: Florida Fights Back Against Big Tech, Applauds Signing of Data Privacy Measures

6/6/2023
For Immediate Release: Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Contact: Office of Communications, Communications@MyFloridaCFO.com, 850.413.2842

CFO Jimmy Patronis: Florida Fights Back Against Big Tech, Applauds Signing of Data Privacy Measures

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis issued a statement applauding Governor Ron DeSantis for signing Senate Bill 262, Technology Transparency, by Senator Jennifer Bradley and Representative Fiona McFarland. The legislation installs data privacy protections in Florida by designating the "Florida Digital Bill of Rights" and requires tech companies to limit the collection of personal data.

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “Florida made history today. After years of battling Big Tech, the Governor secured data privacy protections for Florida consumers with the signing of Senate Bill 262. In 2020, our world turned upside down and more consumers were pushed toward using online applications more than ever. Now there’s a law curtailing the ability of billion dollar corporations’ collection of certain information without consent. Great job by Senator Bradley and Representative McFarland for working diligently the past three years to secure these vital data privacy measures to protect Floridians.”

To view CFO Patronis’ 2023 “Keep Florida Free” Legislative Victories, click HERE.

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About CFO Jimmy Patronis  
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).

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