AUGUSTA – A proposal aimed at strengthening internet privacy is now law.
Thursday, the governor signed a bill that prevents the use, sale or distribution of a customer’s personal information by internet providers without the express consent of the customer.
Senator Shenna Bellows (D – Manchester), the bill’s sponsor, said this is the first bill of its kind in the country.
In a statement, she added “this law makes Maine first and best in the nation in protecting consumer privacy online.”
The law is set to go into effect on July 1, 2020.