H.R. 1931 (108th): Personal Information Privacy Act of 2003

May 01, 2003 (108th Congress, 2003–2004)
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress

This bill was introduced on May 1, 2003, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

May 01, 2003
Gerald “Jerry” Kleczka
Representative for Wisconsin's 4th congressional district
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Last Updated
May 01, 2003
11 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1478 (107th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 04, 2001

Full Title

To protect the privacy of the individual with respect to the Social Security number and other personal information, and for other purposes.


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Personal Information Privacy Act of 2003 - Amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act to redefine the term "consumer report" to exclude identifying information listed in a local telephone directory (thereby ensuring that the personal identification information in the credit headers accompanying credit reports of unlisted individuals remains confidential).Amends part A (General Provisions) of title XI of the Social Security Act to prohibit the commercial acquisition or distribution of an individual's social security number (or any derivative of it), as well as its use as a personal identification number, without the individual's written consent.
Provides for:
(1) civil money penalties and civil action in U.S. District Court by an aggrieved individual; and
(2) coordination with criminal enforcement of identification document fraud.Amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act to prohibit a consumer reporting agency from providing a report in connection with a credit or insurance transaction not initiated by the consumer without the consumer's written consent.
Requires full consumer disclosure before such consent shall be effective.Prohibits, with specified exceptions, a person doing business with a consumer from selling or transferring for marketing purposes any transaction or experience information (as defined by this Act) without the consumer's written consent.

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