H.R.6548 - Data Broker Accountability and Transparency Act of 2018115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] (Introduced 07/26/2018)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/27/2018 Referred to the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6548 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/26/2018)
Data Broker Accountability and Transparency Act of 2018
This bill prohibits data brokers from obtaining or causing to be disclosed personal information relating to any person by making a false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation, including by providing any document that the broker knows or should know to: (1) be forged, counterfeit, lost, stolen, or fraudulently obtained; or (2) contain a false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation.
The bill defines "data broker" as a commercial entity that collects, assembles, or maintains personal information concerning an individual who is not a customer or an employee of that entity in order to sell or provide third-party access to the information.
Data brokers must establish procedures to ensure the accuracy of the personal information they collect, assemble, or maintain, and provide individuals a cost-free means to review their personal or identifying information.
Individuals may dispute the accuracy of their personal information with a written request that the data broker make a correction.
Data brokers must provide individuals with a reasonable means of expressing a preference to exclude their information from being used, shared, or sold for marketing purposes.