Hearing for Oregon privacy bill

A public hearing for a state-level privacy bill is scheduled for Tuesday, March 7th from 1pm – 2:30pm. The legislation is called the Oregon Consumer Privacy Act, and here’s a summary:

“Permits consumers to obtain from a controller that processes consumer personal data confirmation as to whether controller is processing consumer’s personal data and categories of personal data controller is processing, list of specific third parties to which controller has disclosed consumer’s personal data and copy of all of consumer’s personal data that controller has processed or is processing. Permits consumer to require controller to correct inaccuracies in personal data about consumer, require controller to delete personal data about consumer or opt out from controller’s processing of consumer’s personal data under certain circumstances.

Requires controller to provide to consumers reasonably accessible, clear and meaningful privacy notice that lists categories of personal data controller processes, describes controller’s purpose for processing personal data, describes how consumer may exercise consumer’s rights with respect to personal data, lists categories of personal data that controller shares with third parties, list all categories of third parties with which the controller shares personal data and provides other information.

Specifies duties of, and prohibits specified actions of, controller and of processor that acts at controller’s direction.

Permits Attorney General to investigate violations of Act and to bring action to seek civil penalty of not more than $7,500 for each violation.

Permits consumer or class of consumers to bring action after specified date for ascertainable loss of money or property resulting from violation of Act.”

Here’s more information about the bill, along with details of how you can offer testimony and/or live-stream the hearing.

SB619 overview:

SB619 bill text:

You can register to testify on the overview page, or submit written testimony here:

Testimony must be received within 48 hours after the start time of the committee meeting at which the public hearing is held. Testimony submitted after the 48-hour time period will not be uploaded to OLIS.

If you are not able to submit your testimony within the open record window, feel free to submit your testimony to your legislator or to committee members directly.

To view a live stream of the meeting go to: