State lawmakers in the House Business and Labor Committee looked at a bill that would give consumers access to personal information collected by corporations.
If passed, businesses and corporations that operate in Montana would have to disclose what they've collected and who it may have been sold to. The disclosure includes details about what a customer purchased, addresses, social security numbers and even passwords.
Opponents of the bill argue that businesses don't have the time or money to fill requests.
NBC Montana talked to coffee shop owner Ron Gompertz in downtown Bozeman, who said he supports the legislation.
"My own personal information, even though we are a corporation, I still provide personal guarantees that if information is not accurate or if that information is passed on to people I may not want to know, it's a concern," explained Gompertz.
Some exceptions include cases of criminal investigation.