A Look At Chicago's Data Protection Proposal

By Molly DiRago (July 3, 2018, 12:53 PM EDT) -- The Chicago City Council is currently considering a new privacy ordinance called the Chicago Personal Data Collection and Protection Ordinance. Its purpose is to regulate online businesses that collect or broker sensitive personal information, including geolocation information, from Chicago residents for commercial purposes.

The ordinance would require businesses to: (1) obtain opt-in consent from Chicago residents before using, disclosing, selling, or permitting access to their personal information, (2) notify Chicago residents and the city of Chicago in the event of a data breach involving their personal information, (3) register with the city of Chicago if considered a "data broker," (4) notify purchasers...

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