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March 8, 2000

Senate Task Force Releases Privacy Report

The Senate Majority has released the report of its task force on privacy, including more than 50 different policy recommendations.

At a news conference Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno said the task force had investigated a range of privacy issues to understand how personal information is collected and distributed and "how to balance the need for putting protections in place with the legitimate needs of businesses to have certain information, and the ability of government to function."

The report recommends, among other things, that New York State: