S.2361 - Video Privacy Protection Act of 1988100th Congress (1987-1988)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] (Introduced 05/10/1988)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Committee Reports:||S.Rept 100-599|
|Latest Action:||11/05/1988 Became Public Law No: 100-618. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2361 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)
(Measure passed Senate, amended)
Passed Senate amended (10/14/1988)
Video Privacy Protection Act of 1988 - Amends the Federal criminal code to prohibit, with certain exceptions, the disclosure of video rental records containing personally identifiable information. Permits the disclosure of such information: (1) to the consumer; (2) with the written consent of the consumer (3) pursuant to a Federal criminal warrant, an equivalent State warrant, a grand jury subpoena, or a court order under specified guidelines; (4) to any person if such disclosure is solely the names and addresses of consumers and the consumer has had the opportunity to prohibit such disclosure; (5) to any person if such disclosure is incident to the ordinary course of business of the video tape service provider; or (6) pursuant to a civil court order.
Permits any person who is aggrieved by a violation of this Act to bring a civil action for damages. Establishes a two-year statute of limitations for such actions.
States that any such information unlawfully obtained may not be used in any court proceeding.
Requires the destruction of personally identifiable records within a specified period of time.