H.R. 4127 (109th): Data Accountability and Trust Act (DATA)


Oct 25, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 29, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Clifford “Cliff” Stearns

Representative for Florida's 6th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jun 2, 2006
Length: 158 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To protect consumers by requiring reasonable security policies and procedures to protect computerized data containing personal information, and to provide for nationwide notice in the event of a security breach.

Summary (CRS)

6/2/2006--Reported to House amended, Part III.Financial Data Protection Act of 2006 - Section2 - Amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act to prescribe guidelines for data security safeguards that require a ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Oct 25, 2005

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 29, 2006
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4127”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


15 cosponsors (9R, 6D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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