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H.R.4381: Biometric Information Privacy Act
About this Bill
|You can||read the bill|
|Sponsor||Steve Stockman, R-Texas|
|Introduced||April 2, 2014|
|Latest Major Action||April 16, 2014|
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- Bill introduced in the House
- Bill passed in the House
- Bill passed in the Senate
- Bill signed into law
Biometric Information Privacy Act - Establishes an offense that subjects business entities (including organizations, trusts, and nonprofits), government entities, and people to penalties for knowingly: (1) obtaining in a fraudulent manner personal physiological biometric information relating to an individual, or (2) disclosing such information without permission from the individuals to whom the information pertains.
Defines "personal physiological biometric information" as genetic information, finger prints, palm prints, hand geometry, iris scans, retina scans, and eye vein scans.
Sets forth the following penalties to apply to such offenses:
- a fine of up to $50,000, imprisonment for up to 1 year, or both;
- if the offense is committed under false pretenses, a fine of up to $100,000, imprisonment for up to 5 years, or both; and
- if the offense is committed with intent to sell, transfer, or use individually identifiable health i...
(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|April 16, 2014||Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.|
|April 2, 2014||Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.|