The Florida Senate Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability unanimously approved Senate Bill 782, Government Data Practices. Sponsored by Senator Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg), the bill is intended to move the state toward a more uniform approach to the security, collection, maintenance, disposal and sharing of data.
“Protecting Floridians’ personal information is of the utmost importance in today’s digital world,” said Senator Brandes. “Senate Bill 782 requires rules that govern the secure disposal of data collected by agencies and ensures that government retains only the information it needs. Additionally, increasing accessibility to the non-identifying information currently collected by the state government will increase transparency and accountability and most importantly further Florida’s economy.”