S.1815 - Data Broker Accountability and Transparency Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 09/14/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 09/14/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1815 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (09/14/2017)
Data Broker Accountability and Transparency Act of 2017
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.