S.964 - MY DATA Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] (Introduced 04/27/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 04/27/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.964 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/27/2017)
Managing Your Data Against Telecom Abuses Act of 2017 or the MY DATA Act of 2017
This bill prohibits providers of Internet broadband services or of Internet content, applications, or devices from using unfair or deceptive acts or practices relating to privacy or data security.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), after consulting with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), may promulgate regulations to carry out such prohibition.
The FTC may also enforce this bill against common carriers regulated by the FCC under the Communications Act of 1934 and nonprofit organizations. (Currently, common carriers regulated under the Communications Act are exempt from the FTC's enforcement authority and nonprofit organizations are subject to FTC enforcement only if they provide substantial economic benefit to their for-profit members.)
A state may bring a civil action in federal court to enforce such prohibition.