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Nevada Senate leader proposes internet privacy regulations

Source: Virginian-Pilot

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s Senate leader introduced emergency legislation Thursday that would mandate websites to disclose what types of personal information they collect in the state.

With the bill from Sen. Aaron Ford, Nevada joined a wave of roughly a dozen states that have taken up measures in the last two months to enhance internet privacy laws following the defeat of protections proposed on the federal level.

“It’s important that Nevada’s privacy laws reflect the fact that we are all conducting more and more of our lives online,” Ford said.

The Las Vegas Democrat wants to require all commercial websites, like Facebook, and internet service providers, such as Comcast, to notify consumers about categories of identifying information they amass.

Senate Bill 538 would also require internet operators to publish information on any third-party contractors who may be stockpiling user data.

The state attorney general could pursue fines or injunctions if internet operators willingly fail to publish…

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