House Bill 262
151st General Assembly (Present)
Senate Banking, Business & Insurance 5/5/22
Awaiting consideration in Committee
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 6 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DATA BROKERS AND CONSUMER PROTECTION.
This Act seeks to provide consumers with critical information about how their personal information is being used by data brokers. This Act requires data brokers to register with the Consumer Protection Unit of the Department of Justice and answer questions regarding their use of personal information that would be published online to inform consumers. A fee schedule is established based on the size of the data broker that would fund the enforcement of the statute. Entities or individuals who collect personal information but do not sell or license that personal data are not required to register. Registration only applies to data brokers who sell or license information. The Act prohibits acquiring or providing brokered personal information where it will be used for certain unlawful purposes, or where it was obtained through fraudulent means. The Act requires data brokers to protect brokered personal information.
Takes effect upon being signed into law