What to know about an Oklahoma bill that aims to protect data privacy

For the second year in a row, the Oklahoma House gave final approval to bipartisan legislation that aims to prevent technology and telecommunications companies from sharing Oklahomans’ digital data without their consent.

Rep. Collin Walke, the author of the Computer Data Privacy Act of 2022, touts the measure as the first in the nation to include an “opt-in” provision the would require companies to get explicit approval from users before they can harvest or sell their data.

The State Chamber, which has significant influence at the state Capitol, opposes House Bill 2969 and that could make it difficult for the bill gets a hearing in the state Senate.

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