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H.R.2077: Password Protection Act of 2013
About this Bill
|This bill was introduced in the||113th Congress|
|This bill is primarily about||crime and law enforcement|
|You can||read the bill|
|Sponsor||Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo.|
|Total Cosponsors||40 (38 Democrats, 3 Republicans)|
|Introduced||May 21, 2013|
|Latest Major Action||June 14, 2013|
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- Bill introduced in the House
- Bill passed in the House
- Bill passed in the Senate
- Bill signed into law
Password Protection Act of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to subject to a fine any employer who knowingly and intentionally: (1) compels or coerces any person to provide the employer with a password or similar information to access a protected computer not owned by such employer; or (2) discharges, disciplines, discriminates, or threatens to take such actions, against any person who fails to authorize access to such computer, has filed a complaint or instituted a proceeding regarding such action, or testified or is about to testify in any such proceeding.
Declares that nothing in this Act shall be construed to limit the authority of a court of competent jurisdiction to grant equitable relief in a civil action, if the court believes that the information sought to be obtained is relevant to protecting the intellectual property, a trade secret, or confidential business information of the party seeking relief.
Exempts an employer's actions from such prohibition...
(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|June 14, 2013||Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.|
|May 21, 2013||Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.|