The interim commerce committee met for the second time Oct. 9 to continue studies on topics mandated by the 2019 legislative session, including the disclosure of consumers’ personal data.
Congressman Kelly Armstrong provided testimony urging caution to the committee as it considers potential state regulation of consumer data. According to the Congressman, regulating data privacy at the state level could prove harmful to businesses. Representatives from the wireless communications industry, consumer reporting industry, internet service provider and life insurers were among other stakeholders who testified against state level data privacy legislation. No testimony was provided in favor.