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Full Text of SB1719  101st General Assembly


Sen. Cristina Castro

Filed: 4/8/2019





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1719 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Keep
5Internet Devices Safe Act.
6    Section 5. Definitions. In this Act:
7    "Digital device" means an Internet-connected device that
8contains a microphone, such as a smartphone, tablet,
9television, computer, car, toy, or home appliance.
10    "Microphone" means an instrument capable of detecting
11sound waves.
12    "Private entity" means any partnership, corporation,
13liability company, association, organization or other group,
14regardless of organizational structure, or any agent thereof.
15"Private entity" does not include a state or local government



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1    Section 10. Use of a digital device's microphone.
2    (a) No private entity may turn on or enable a digital
3device's microphone unless the registered account holder or
4another user that is setting up or configuring the device first
5agrees to the following information in a consumer agreement or
6privacy notice notifying the registered account holder:
7        (1) that the microphone in the digital device will be
8    turned on or enabled:
9        (2) what command or action will turn on or enable the
10    microphone;
11        (3) the categories of sounds the microphone will be
12    listening for, recording, or disclosing; and
13        (4) the categories of third parties to which the sounds
14    may be disclosed.
15    (b) The manufacturer of a digital device that does not
16cause to be turned on or otherwise use a digital device's
17microphone is not subject to this Section.
18    Section 15. Security measures. A private entity that
19records and transmits any personally identifiable information
20collected through the digital device's microphone concerning a
21registered account holder shall implement and maintain
22reasonable security measures to protect such personally
23identifiable information from unauthorized access,
24acquisition, destruction, use, modification, and disclosure.



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1    Section 20. Enforcement. The Attorney General shall have
2exclusive authority to enforce this Act. Nothing in this Act
3shall be construed to modify, limit, or supersede the operation
4of any privacy or security provision in any other Illinois law
5or prevent a party from otherwise seeking relief under the Code
6of Civil Procedure.
7    Section 25. Waiver void. Any waiver of the provisions of
8this Act is void and unenforceable.".