Bill Status of SB2081 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: KEEP INTERNET DEVICES SAFE ACT
Sen. Cristina Castro
| 4/16/2021||Senate||Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Keep Internet Devices Safe Act. Provides that a "digital device" is an Internet-connected device that contains a microphone. Provides that no private entity may turn on or enable a digital device's microphone unless the registered owner or person configuring the device is provided certain notices in a consumer agreement or privacy notice. Provides that a manufacturer of a digital device that does not cause to be turned on or otherwise use a digital device's microphone is not subject to the restrictions on the use of a digital device's microphone. Provides that a private entity that collects, stores, or transmits any information collected through a digital device's microphone concerning a registered account holder shall implement and maintain reasonable security measures to protect such information from unauthorized access, acquisition, destruction, use, modification, and disclosure. Provides that the exclusive authority to enforce the Act is vested in the Attorney General. Adds provisions concerning definitions, waiver, applicability, and exceptions.