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Dorrie Toney, [email protected]

February 23, 2024

On Monday, the Georgia State Senate is expected to vote on a consumer privacy bill (Senate Bill 473) that aims to protect people’s privacy by imposing rules on data collectors. Right now, corporations can collect, use, and even sell Georgians' personal, biological characteristics–like fingerprints and faceprints. While SB 473 sounds like a good bill, it does not meet the minimum standards needed to protect consumer privacy. Instead, SB 473 favors protecting big technology companies rather than the privacy rights of Georgians. The ACLU of Georgia opposes this industry-friendly bill because it does very little to protect the privacy of people in Georgia.

Monday, February 26, 9 a.m.

On the west steps of the Georgia State Capitol. 

ACLU Georgia attorneys and others.

Christopher Bruce, policy director, ACLU of Georgia:
"Georgia needs a bill that protects us from the collection, use and sale of our personal characteristics such as fingerprints and faceprints. Instead of protections for us, SB 473 as written gives protections to big technology to continue collecting our private data with little restriction. The ACLU of Georgia encourages lawmakers to consider legislation that protects Georgians’ civil liberties and create guardrails on how companies can collect and use our most personal information."

Read more about the ACLU of Georgia’s analysis of SB 473 here:

Learn more about our Consumer Privacy Campaign here: