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S. 135 (114th): Secure Data Act of 2015

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 8, 2015 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

II

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 135

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 8, 2015

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

A BILL

To prohibit Federal agencies from mandating the deployment of vulnerabilities in data security technologies.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Secure Data Act of 2015.

2.

Prohibition on data security vulnerability mandates

(a)

In general

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.

(b)

Exception

Subsection (a) shall not apply to mandates authorized under the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (47 U.S.C. 1001 et seq.).

(c)

Definitions

In this section—

(1)

the term agency has the meaning given the term in section 3502 of title 44, United States Code; and

(2)

the term covered product means any computer hardware, computer software, or electronic device that is made available to the general public.