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Coalition Letter Opposing HB 1467/SB 1554 (Tennessee Information Protection Act)

Consumer Reports, Common Sense, Consumer Federation of America, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Fight for the Future, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, and Ranking Digital Rights write in respectful opposition to HB 1467. The Tennessee Information Protection Act (TIPA) seeks to provide to Tennessee consumers the right to know the information companies have collected about them, the right to delete that information, and the right to stop the disclosure of certain information to third parties. However, in its current form it would do little to protect Tennessee consumers’ personal information, or to rein in major tech companies like Google and Facebook. The bill needs to be substantially improved before it is enacted; otherwise, it would risk locking in industry-friendly provisions that avoid actual reform.