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Titles (2)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Notice of Electronic Monitoring Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for the disclosure of electronic monitoring of employee communications and computer usage in the workplace.

Actions Overview (1)

07/20/2000Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

09/06/2000Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution
07/25/2000Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
07/20/2000Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/20/2000Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (1)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Barr, Bob [R-GA-7]* 07/20/2000

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary07/20/2000 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution07/25/2000 Referred to
09/06/2000 Hearings by

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Subjects (16)

  • Civil actions and liability
  • Computers
  • Damages
  • Electronic mail systems
  • Electronic surveillance
  • Employee rights
  • Employers' liability
  • Injunctions
  • Internet
  • Legal fees
  • Punitive damages
  • Right of privacy

Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (07/20/2000)

Notice of Electronic Monitoring Act - Declares that an employer who intentionally, by any electronic means, monitors any wire, oral, or electronic communication of an employee, or otherwise monitors an employee's computer usage, without first having provided the employee specified notice, shall be liable to the employee for relief. Provides an exception where the employer has reasonable grounds to believe that an employee is engaged in conduct that violates the legal rights of, or involves significant harm to, the employer or another person.

Requires an employer: (1) after first providing notice of such electronic monitoring, to provide annual notice to all employees who are subject to such monitoring; and (2) before implementing a material change in such an electronic monitoring practice, to provide notice to all employees who are subject to such monitoring as a result of the change.

Allows any person aggrieved by any act in violation of this Act to bring an action in a U.S. district court. Sets limits on monetary damages awarded.