Today, SIIA’s Anton van Seventer testified before the Delaware Senate’s Banking, Business, Insurance & Technology Committee at its hearing on HB 154, the Delaware Personal Data Privacy Act. Van Seventer spoke to SIIA’s support for meaningful privacy protections for consumers and the overall intentions of HB 154. He raised concerns about the bill’s treatment of publicly available information (PAI), which would limit many societally-beneficial uses of data. He also spoke to differences between the Delaware bill and existing privacy laws in other states that are likely to create consumer confusion and impose excessive compliance costs on businesses serving Delaware residents. SIIA looks forward to continuing to work with the Delaware legislature to improve this bill.