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CFO Jimmy Patronis Statement on Passage of Data Privacy Legislation from Florida House

4/21/2021

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Contact: Office of Communications, Communications@MyFloridaCFO.com, 850.413.2842
CFO Jimmy Patronis Statement on Passage of Data Privacy Legislation from Florida House

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis issued a statement on the House’s favorable passage of House Bill 969. In January, the CFO outlined his efforts to pursue consumer data protection this legislative session. The bill moves next to the Florida Senate for action.

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “A huge thank you to the Florida House for passing House Bill 969 today. Since becoming CFO, I have made consumer protection one of my top priorities. This bill puts consumers in the driver’s seat, while finally checking Big Tech’s power. There is nothing more important than one’s own identity and it’s time to hold Big Tech accountable and empower consumers to have more control over how their personal information is used. Especially, as we’re seeing cases of identity theft continue to grow at an alarming rate. I applaud Governor DeSantis, Speaker Sprowls and Representative McFarland for leading the way on this critical issue and working to ensure the private data of Floridians is protected.”
 
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About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).