Personal Data Protection and Breach Accountability Act of 2014

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 @ 9:58PM

Senate Bill 1995 – Personal Data Protection and Breach Accountability Act of 2014

Introduced in Senate (02/04/2014)

Title I: Enhancing Punishment for Identity Theft and Other Violations of Data Privacy and Security – Amends the federal criminal code to impose a fine and/or prison term of up to five years for intentionally or willfully concealing a security breach involving sensitive personally identifiable information when such breach results in economic harm or substantial emotional distress to one or more persons.

Makes it unlawful for a service provider to knowingly or intentionally redirect web searches or otherwise monitor, manipulate, aggregate, and market data from websites without the consent of the Internet user. Imposes a civil fine of up to $500,000 for a violation of this provision and an increased fine of up to $1 million for engaging in a pattern or practice of activity that violates this provision.

View Senate Bill 1995 (PDF)

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