STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2186
RE: H.C.R. No. 225
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 225, H.D. 1, entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION CONVENING A TASK FORCE TO EXAMINE AND RECOMMEND LAWS AND REGULATIONS TO UPDATE PRIVACY LAW,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to convene the twenty-first century privacy law task force to examine and recommend laws and regulations regarding internet privacy, hacking, data breaches, and personal data, among similar internet privacy-related issues.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii.
Your Committee finds that the collection and processing of consumer information has grown exponentially in recent years. Your Committee further finds that some jurisdictions have attempted to regulate the collection, transmission, processing, protection, and storing of personal data and information in an effort to protect privacy of internet users. Your Committee additionally finds that Hawaii law and culture has a high bar for privacy when compared to other states. Your Committee also finds that the State should examine existing internet privacy laws and regulations to determine how to best protect the privacy interests of the people of Hawaii.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Requesting the President of the Senate to designate one member of the Senate to be a member of the task force instead of specifying the Chair of the Senate Committee on Judiciary;
(2) Requesting that the report to the Legislature be submitted no later than December 1, 2019; and
(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 225, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends its adoption in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 225, H.D. 1, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
KARL RHOADS, Chair