IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
January 8, 2015
Mr. Wyden introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
To prohibit Federal agencies from mandating the deployment of vulnerabilities in data security technologies.
This Act may be cited as the
Secure Data Act of 2015.
Prohibition on data security vulnerability mandates
Except as provided in subsection (b), no agency may mandate that a manufacturer, developer, or seller of covered products design or alter the security functions in its product or service to allow the surveillance of any user of such product or service, or to allow the physical search of such product, by any agency.
Subsection (a) shall not apply to mandates authorized under the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (47 U.S.C. 1001 et seq.).
In this section—
the term agency has the meaning given the term in section 3502 of title 44, United States Code; and
the term covered product means any computer hardware, computer software, or electronic device that is made available to the general public.