Florida Governor signs Gaming Commission privacy law

Florida Governor signs Gaming Commission privacy law

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Florida Governor signs Gaming Commission privacy law

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a law establishing a public-records exemption for personal information about commission members.

This was done in an in an effort to protect Florida Gaming Control Commission commissioners from potential harm.

The home addresses, phone numbers, and dates of birth of current and former commissioners, as well as the members of their families, will remain private thanks to a bill (SB 692), which was unanimously approved by the Legislature this year with little public notice.

The bill states:

“The release of such personal identifying and location information might place the commission’s current or former commissioners and their family members in danger of physical and emotional harm from disgruntled individuals whose businesses or professional practices have come under the scrutiny of the commission. In addition, such personnel may be subject to threats or acts of revenge because of the duties they perform.”

The state’s gambling market is overseen by the Florida Gaming Control Commission, which was founded in 2021. The bill and thirteen other pieces of legislation from this year’s session were signed, according to a late Friday announcement from DeSantis’s office.

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