Two Pennsylvania legislators this week proposed a law to protect consumers’ data from merchants who collect such information.
Authored by Senators Maria Collett (D-North Wales) and Lisa Boscola (D-Bethlehem), the bill would ensure Pennsylvania consumers are informed about what personal information businesses collect. The policy would also require disclosure of any entities to whom the data is being sold and allow customers to decline to have any of their information trafficked or utilized for profit. Selling the data of consumers under the age of 16 would be prohibited outright.
One Ohio lawmaker is on a crusade to do away with traffic cameras across the state, and especially in the small town of Linndale, described as “Northeast Ohio’s most notorious speed trap.”
“Speed cameras are not law enforcement. Speed cameras are not a public safety measure. Speed cameras are only a cash register for the cities or villages involved,” State Rep. Tom Patton (District 7) told WJKW. “I have four bills I am going to drop that deal with cities and the use of speed cameras.”
North Dakota taxpayers reportedly had to pay about $200,000 to send 29 of their state’s lawmakers to the recent National Conference of State Legislatures in Nashville.
Last week officials in the African nation of Kenya reportedly sent a large delegation to the National Conference of State Legislatures’ meeting in Nashville, and the taxpayers of that country had to pay for it.