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August 9, 2018

New data laws may affect your business

  • California now requires businesses to disclose what they do with people's personal information, and more states are expected to follow.
  • By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG
    AP Business Writer

    NEW YORK — A Rhode Island software company that sells primarily to businesses is nonetheless making sure it complies with a strict California law about consumers' privacy.

    AVTECH Software is preparing for what some say is the wave of the future: laws requiring businesses to be upfront with customers about how they use personal information. California has already passed a law requiring businesses to disclose what they do with people's personal information and giving consumers more control over how their data is used — even the right to have it deleted from companies' computers.


     
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