H.R. 2221 (111th): Data Accountability and Trust Act


Apr 30, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on December 8, 2009 but was never passed by the Senate.


Bobby Rush

Representative for Illinois's 1st congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 9, 2009
Length: 39 pages

About the bill

Full Title

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

Summary (CRS)

Section2 - Requires the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to promulgate regulations requiring each person engaged in interstate commerce owning or possessing electronic data containing personal information, or contracting with a ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Apr 30, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Sep 30, 2009
Reported by Committee

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Dec 8, 2009
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2221”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


4 cosponsors (3R, 1D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Related Bills

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H.R. 958 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 8, 2007

H.R. 1707 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 4, 2011

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