Full Text of SB1719 101st General Assembly
SB1719eng 101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
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AN ACT concerning business.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Internet Devices Safe Act.
In this Act:
"Digital device" means an Internet-connected device that
contains a microphone, such as a smartphone, tablet,
television, computer, car, toy, or home appliance.
"Microphone" means an instrument capable of detecting
"Private entity" means any partnership, corporation,
liability company, association, organization or other group,
regardless of organizational structure, or any agent thereof.
"Private entity" does not include a state or local government
Use of a digital device's microphone.
(a) No private entity may turn on or enable a digital
device's microphone unless the registered account holder or
another user that is setting up or configuring the device first
agrees to the following information in a consumer agreement or
privacy notice notifying the registered account holder:
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(1) that the microphone in the digital device will be
turned on or enabled;
(2) what command or action will turn on or enable the
(3) the categories of sounds the microphone will be
listening for, recording, or disclosing; and
(4) the categories of third parties to which the sounds
may be disclosed.
(b) The 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 this Section.
A private entity that
records and transmits any personally identifiable information
collected through the digital device's microphone concerning a
registered account holder shall implement and maintain
reasonable security measures to protect such personally
identifiable information from unauthorized access,
acquisition, destruction, use, modification, and disclosure.
The Attorney General shall have
exclusive authority to enforce this Act. Nothing in this Act
shall be construed to modify, limit, or supersede the operation
of any privacy or security provision in any other Illinois law
or prevent a party from otherwise seeking relief under the Code
of Civil Procedure.
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Any waiver of the provisions of
this Act is void and unenforceable.