Consumer Reports writes in respectful opposition to S. 332. The bill seeks to provide to New Jersey consumers the right to know the information companies have collected about them, the right to “change” 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 New Jersey consumers’
personal information, or to rein in major tech companies like Google and Facebook. While we recognize the bill now contemplates an “opt-in” framework, it still needs to be substantially improved before it is enacted; otherwise, it would risk locking in industry-friendly provisions that avoid actual reform.
To read the full letter, see the attached PDF.