H.R.1061 - Cell Location Privacy Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Chaffetz, Jason [R-UT-3] (Introduced 02/15/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/02/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1061 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/15/2017)
Cell Location Privacy Act of 2017
This bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime to knowingly use a cell-site simulator. A violator is subject to a fine, a prison term of up to 10 years, or both.
The bill creates exceptions to allow a governmental entity to use a cell-site simulator in certain circumstances—pursuant to a warrant, to conduct electronic surveillance under the Foreign Intelligence Service Act of 1978, or in an emergency situation.
It prohibits the use of information unlawfully acquired from a cell-site simulator as evidence in a legal or official proceeding.