S. 1535 (112th): Personal Data Protection and Breach Accountability Act of 2011


Sep 8, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 22, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Richard Blumenthal

Senior Senator from Connecticut



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Last Updated: Sep 22, 2011
Length: 200 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to protect consumers by mitigating the vulnerability of personally identifiable information to theft through a security breach, providing notice and remedies to consumers in the wake of such a breach, holding companies accountable for preventable breaches, facilitating the sharing of post-breach technical information between companies, and enhancing criminal and civil penalties and other protections against the unauthorized collection or use of personally identifiable information.

Summary (CRS)

9/22/2011--Reported to Senate amended.Personal Data Protection and Breach Accountability Act of 2011 - TitleI - Enhancing Punishment for Identity Theft and Other Violations of Data Privacy and SecuritySection101 - Amends ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Sep 8, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Sep 22, 2011
Reported by Committee

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1535”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


1 cosponsors (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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S. 1995 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 4, 2014

S. 1408 (Related)
Data Breach Notification Act of 2011

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Sep 22, 2011

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