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H.R. 4294 (115th): Prevention of Private Information Dissemination Act of 2017


The text of the bill below is as of Nov 8, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4294

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 8, 2017

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To amend the Financial Stability Act of 2010 to provide a criminal penalty for unauthorized disclosures of certain individually identifiable information by officers or employees of a Federal department or agency.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Prevention of Private Information Dissemination Act of 2017.

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Criminal penalty for unauthorized disclosures

Section 165 of the Financial Stability Act of 2010 (12 U.S.C. 5365) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(l)

Criminal penalty for unauthorized disclosures

(1)

In general

Any officer or employee of a Federal department or agency, who by virtue of such officer or employee’s employment or official position, has possession of, or access to, agency records which contain individually identifiable information submitted pursuant to the requirements of this section, the disclosure of which is prohibited by Federal statute, rule, or regulation, and who knowing that disclosure of the specific material is so prohibited, willfully discloses the material in any manner to any person or agency not entitled to receive it, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and fined not more than $5,000.

(2)

Obtaining records under false pretenses

Any person who knowingly and willfully requests or obtains information described under paragraph (1) from a Federal department or agency under false pretenses shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and fined not more than $5,000.

(3)

Treatment of determinations

For purposes of this subsection, a determination made under subsection (d) or (i) based on individually identifiable information submitted pursuant to the requirements of this section shall be deemed individually identifiable information, the disclosure of which is prohibited by Federal statute.

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