Joint Ad Trade Letter on OK HB 1602
February 23, 2021
On behalf of the advertising industry, we provide the following comments on HB 1602, the Oklahoma Computer Data Privacy Act (“OCDPA”). We and the companies we represent strongly believe consumers deserve meaningful privacy protections, but we are concerned that the extreme approach to privacy regulation taken by the OCDPA would severely restrict Oklahomans’ ability to access vital products and services and force companies to forego doing business in the state. We ask the Oklahoma legislature to observe privacy bill models in other states and work to harmonize the OCDPA’s requirements with such models before advancing HB 1602 any further through the legislative process.