Oregon lawmakers pass comprehensive data privacy bill

It is the sixth state to do so this year.
A line-up of Apple iPhone 13s. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

The Oregon legislature gave final approval Thursday to a comprehensive data privacy measure, making it the sixth state to do so this year amid growing consumer heartburn over how their data is harvested.

The Oregon Consumer Privacy Act, which covers adults and teens alike, gives consumers the right to find out what data a company has about them, to correct inaccurate information and to request that data be deleted. These are standard provisions in consumer data privacy laws in the U.S. and globally.

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