H.R. 4886 (114th): Closing the Pre-Paid Mobile Device Security Gap Act of 2016

With the Apple-vs.-FBI encryption fight consuming so much attention over the past month, often lost by the wayside is an issue no less important: burner phones. The cheap disposable devices, also called “pre-paid phones,” are often bought anonymously and without registration. It was burner phones, not encryption, that were primarily used to plot the coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris last ... Continue reading »



Mar 23, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 23, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Jackie Speier

Representative for California's 14th congressional district



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Mar 23, 2016

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