Back to All Legislation

Letter to Governor Cuomo: Public Protection and General Government Budget Legislation


The NYCLU, along with several other privacy, consumer protection, civil rights, and civil liberties groups wrote to Governor Cuomo in strong opposition to Parts II and JJ of the FY22 Public Protection and General Government (PPGG) Article VII bill. These provisions purport to protect individual privacy, but in effect would put a legal imprimatur on companies’ current practices of collecting, using, and monetizing individuals’ personal information in ways that New Yorkers do not understand and would be unlikely to agree to if they did understand. This letter details the problems any comprehensive privacy legislation must tackle and outlines how this budget proposal falls well short of addressing these concerns.

As bold as the spirit of New York, we are the NYCLU.
© 2024 New York
Civil Liberties Union