H.R.4989 - Protecting Diplomats from Surveillance Through Consumer Devices Act115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20] (Introduced 02/08/2018)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs | Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 11/29/2018 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 705. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
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Summary: H.R.4989 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Reported to Senate without amendment (11/29/2018)
Protecting Diplomats from Surveillance Through Consumer Devices Act
This bill directs the Department of State to: (1) establish a policy on the use of location-tracking consumer devices, including GPS-enabled devices, at U.S. diplomatic and consular facilities by U.S. government employees, contractors, locally employed staff, and members of other agencies deployed to or stationed at such facilities; and (2) submit a related report to Congress.
Existing and new employees at such facilities shall, as a part of their security briefings, be informed of such policy and given instructions on the use of location-tracking consumer devices on and off facility premises.
The State Department may coordinate policy formulation with other agencies whose employees are deployed to or stationed at U.S. diplomatic and consular facilities.