S.2171: Location Privacy Protection Act of 2014

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about crime and law enforcement
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Sponsor Al Franken, D-Minn.
Total Cosponsors 5 (All Democrats)
Introduced March 27, 2014
Latest Major Action June 4, 2014
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Bill Summary

Location Privacy Protection Act of 2014 - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit a covered entity (nongovernmental individual or entity) from knowingly collecting or disclosing to another covered entity geolocation information from an electronic communications device without the consent of the individual using the device. Specifies exceptions, including for collection or disclosure: (1) for the provision of fire, medical, public safety, or other emergency services; or (2) pursuant to a court order or a request by a law enforcement agency.

Defines "geolocation information" as specified information that is not the contents of a communication, is generated by or derived from the operation or use of such a device, is sufficient to identify the street and city or town in which the device is located, and does not include the Internet protocol address or the home, business, or billing address of the individual. Defines "consent" as affirmative express consent after receivin...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 4, 2014 Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law. Hearings held.
March 27, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.