Thursday, 06 June 2019 20:06

Gov. Mills signs bill to protect internet privacy

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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.

Kayla Fish

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