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The bill prohibits employees of a governmental entity from using their position or any state resources to communicate with a social media platform to request that it remove content or accounts. Additionally, a governmental entity cannot initiate or maintain any agreements with a social media platform for the purpose of content moderation. The bill provides certain exceptions.
The bill creates a unified scheme to allow Florida’s consumers to control the digital flow of their personal information. Specifically, it gives consumers the right to:
Access their personal information;
Delete or correct that personal information; and
Opt out of the sale or sharing of their personal information.
The Act generally applies to businesses that collect Florida consumers’ personal information, make in excess of $1 billion in gross revenues, and meet one of the following thresholds:
Derives 50 percent or more if its global annual revenues from providing targeted advertising or the sale of ads online; or
Operated a consumer smart speaker and voice command component service with an integrated virtual assistant connected to a cloud computing service that uses hands-free verbal activation.
The bill prohibits the collection of a consumer’s precise geolocation data or personal information through the operation of a voice recognition feature, unless the consumer provides authorization.
The bill requires a search engine to provide a consumer with information on how the search engine algorithm prioritizes or deprioritizes political partisanship or political ideology in its search results.
The Florida Department of Legal Affairs has authority to enforce the consumer data privacy provisions in section 2 of the bill.
The bill also adds “biometric data,” “genetic information,” and “geolocation data” to the definition of “personal information” under the Florida Information Protection Act. As such, entities that possess fingerprints, DNA, and other biological or physiological identifying information must take reasonable measures to protect that data and report data breaches.
Effective Date: 7/1/23
Act is known as the “Florida Cyber Protection Act.” Clarifies powers, duties, & functions of Florida Digital Service. Requires the Governor to appoint state chief information officer subject to confirmation by Senate. Requires the Florida Digital Service to oversee a state data center. Requires state agency & local government to report ransomware & cybersecurity incidents within certain time period. Requires Florida Digital Service to notify Governor & Legislature of certain incidents. Creates the State Technology Advancement Council within EOG. Provides presumption against liability in connection with cybersecurity incident for county, municipality, or commercial entity that complies with certain requirements. Effective Date: 7/1/23
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Revises the selection criteria for purchasing or leasing electric vehicles for state agencies, state universities, community colleges, and local governments under a state purchasing plan. Deletes a provision requiring the use and procurement of ethanol and biodiesel blended fuels; requiring the Department of Management Services, before a specified date, to make recommendations to state agencies, state universities, community colleges, and local governments relating to the procurement and integration of electric and natural gas fuel vehicles, etc. Furthermore, the sales price must include the consideration for a transaction which requires both labor and material to alter, remodel, maintain, adjust, or repair tangible personal property. For example, the total charge made to a customer for a repair or modification of an automobile is subject to sales tax .Effective Date: upon becoming a law.
Amends the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Act to define the terms “drone delivery service” and “drone port” as well as prohibit a political subdivision from withholding the issuance of a business tax receipt or enacting or enforcing an ordinance or resolution prohibiting a drone delivery service’s operation based on the location of the delivery service’s drone port. Exempts drone ports from the Florida Fire Prevention Code, including national co Safety Code incorporated by reference. Effective Date: 7/1/23