Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Keep Internet Devices Safe Act. Includes a statement of legislative intent and defines terms. Provides that no private entity may turn on or enable, cause to be turned on or enabled, or otherwise use a digital device's microphone to listen for or collect information, including spoken words or other audible or inaudible sounds, unless a user first agrees to a written policy meeting specified criteria. Provides that a private entity that collects, stores, or transmits any information collected through a digital device's microphone concerning an Illinois resident shall implement and maintain reasonable security measures to protect such information from unauthorized access, acquisition, destruction, use, modification, and disclosure. Adds provisions governing waiver, applicability, and exceptions. Provides that a violation of the Keep Internet Devices Safe Act constitutes an unlawful practice under the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act and makes a corresponding change in that Act.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates a Keep the Internet Devices Safe Act that is different from the introduced bill. Removes legislative findings and intent. 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 (instead of user of the device) configuring the device is provided certain notices in a consumer agreement (instead of a written policy). 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. Deletes provisions regarding violations of the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Provides that the exclusive authority to enforce the Act is vested in the Attorney General.