H.R.1121: Cyber Privacy Fortification Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about science, technology, communications
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Sponsor John Conyers Jr., D-Mich.
Total Cosponsors 2 (All Democrats)
Introduced March 13, 2013
Latest Major Action April 15, 2013
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Bill Summary

Cyber Privacy Fortification Act of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to provide criminal penalties for intentional failures to provide required notices of a security breach involving sensitive personally identifiable information.  Defines "sensitive personally identifiable information" to mean specified electronic or digital information.

Defines "security breach" as a compromise of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of computerized data that there is reason to believe has resulted in improper access to sensitive personally identifiable information.

Requires a person who owns or possesses data in electronic form containing a means of identification and who has knowledge of a major security breach of the system containing such data maintained by such person to provide prompt notice to the U.S. Secret Service or Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Defines "major security breach" as any security breach involving: (1) means of identification...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations.
March 13, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.