|BILL AS INTRODUCED||2007-2008|
Introduced by Representative Pugh of S. Burlington
Subject: Public service; telephone subscriber records; sales authorization
Statement of purpose: This bill would require that a telecommunications company that provides service in the state of Vermont not sell a subscriber’s personal information, or any other data pertaining to a subscriber, to a third party without the written authorization of the subscriber. The bill also authorizes the public service department and the public service board to adopt rules to enforce these requirements.
AN ACT RELATING TO THE SALE OF A TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY SUBSCRIBER’S PERSONAL OR OTHER DATA TO A THIRD PARTY
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1. 30 V.S.A. § 231b is added to read:
§ 231b. SALE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS SUBSCRIBER DATA
(a) A provider of telecommunications service in the state of Vermont shall not sell any subscriber’s personal information, as defined in 9 V.S.A. § 2430(5), or any other data related to a subscriber, including the purchase of services, telephone calls made or received through the provider’s network, or other electronic communications that the subscriber initiated or received through the provider’s network, without the explicit written authorization of the subscriber.
(b) The department of public service and the public service board are authorized to adopt rules to enforce the requirements of this section.
The Vermont General Assembly
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