S.2032: Smartphone Theft Prevention Act

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Sponsor Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.
Total Cosponsors 3 (All Democrats)
Introduced Feb. 12, 2014
Latest Major Action Feb. 12, 2014
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Bill Summary

Smartphone Theft Prevention Act - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require commercial mobile service providers to make available on mobile devices a function that an account holder may use remotely to: (1) delete or render inaccessible all information relating to the account holder that has been placed on the device; (2) render the device inoperable on the global networks of such service providers, even if the device is turned off or has the data storage medium removed; (3) prevent the device from being reactivated or reprogrammed without a passcode or similar authorization after the device has been rendered inoperable or has been subject to an unauthorized factory reset; and (4) reverse any such actions if the device is recovered by the account holder.

Prohibits a mobile device from being manufactured in the United States or imported into the United States for sale or resale to the public, unless the device is configured in such a manner that a service provider ma...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 12, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.