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S.1925: Driver Privacy Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about transportation and public works
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Sponsor John Hoeven, R-N.D.
Total Cosponsors 24 (11 Democrats, 1 Independent, 12 Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 14, 2014
Latest Major Action Sept. 15, 2014
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Bill Summary

Driver Privacy Act - Declares that any data retained by a motor vehicle's event data recorder (as defined in Department of Transportation [DOT] regulations) is the property of the owner or lessee of the motor vehicle in which the recorder is installed, regardless of when the vehicle was manufactured.

Prohibits a person, other than the owner or lessee of the motor vehicle, from accessing data recorded or transmitted by such a recorder unless: (1) a court or other judicial or administrative authority authorizes the retrieval of such data subject to admissibility of evidence standards; (2) an owner or lessee provides written or electronic consent to such retrieval for any purpose, including vehicle diagnosis, service, or repair; (3) the data is retrieved pursuant to certain authorized investigations or inspections of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) or DOT; (4) the data is retrieved to determine the appropriate emergency medical response to a motor vehicle cras...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 15, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 563.
Sept. 15, 2014 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Rockefeller with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-255.
April 9, 2014 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Jan. 14, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.