Readers of CPW know that Florida is one of several states considering privacy bills that would dramatically expand the privacy rights of residents.  Today in the Florida Senate the Florida Privacy Protection Act (“FPPA”) passed.  However, this was notably without the bill containing the contentious private right of action that had been criticized as turning Florida’s court system into the next Illinois or California privacy litigation quagmire.   FPPA faces one more hurdle in the House before it can head to the Governor for signature although the window for this to occur is rapidly narrowing.  Stay tuned for our forthcoming in-depth analysis of this development.