Investigative & Security Professionals for Legislative Action

ISPLA-Bill Watch

18 Jun 2009 1:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

IT’S TIME TO GET INVOLVED AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!

 

As individuals, we don’t have much of a voice regarding the things that affect our businesses directly.  Now we can.  ISPLA is that voice! But we need your help.

 

Collectively we want to watch the bills below and get all our colleagues involved to ensure that the outcomes are right for everyone.  

 

This “Bill Watch” covers some of the federal bills in Washington being monitored by ISPLA.  In addition, we have been closely watching issues presently coming under scrutiny of various federal agencies.

 

We are concerned with potential unintended consequences of the Lexis-Nexis acquisition of ChoicePoint and possible restraint of trade and unfair competition issues.  We have been assured by the FTC that they, too, will be watching.

 

We have continued to stay on top of the American Bar Association Resolution 301 and various court cases involving Computer and Digital Forensic Examiners and the question of their being regulated by states.

 

Concerns have also surfaced regarding the ever-growing practice of SSN and DOB information being redacted from public records.  We have been working closely with First Amendment organizations and others to establish alliances to address this and other similar concerns.

 


In the near future we will also be providing information about important issues pending in states as well as more extensive federal reporting to individuals, businesses, and other professional associations joining us in our lobbying and political action committee activities. 

 

Please take a look at the bills below that are coming up for review in Washington. ISPLA is closely watching them as they move through the branches of government. We want to ensure that our opinions carry weight with our legislators.  We thank all of you that responded to our recent initial email message and joined ISPLA.  We respectfully request that others receiving this message will also.  We need the support of everyone to achieve success in our mission.  After you review the pending bills, please go to our website:  WWW.ISPLA.ORG for information on joining.    

 

Data Breach Issues

 

S.139 Data Breach Notification Act: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) Requiring federal agencies, business entities, and persons engaged in interstate commerce, in possession of data containing sensitive personally identifiable information, to disclose any breach of such information.  

 

H.R.2221 Data Accountability and Trust Act: Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-IL-1) To   protect consumers by requiring reasonable security policies and procedures to protect computerized data containing personal information, and to provide for nationwide notice in the event of a security breach

Social Security Number Misuse

S.141 Protecting the Privacy of Social Security Numbers Act of 2009: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to limit the misuse of Social Security numbers, to establish criminal penalties for such misuse, and for other purposes. 

H.R.122 Protecting the Privacy of Social Security Numbers Act of 2009:  Rep.  Rodney P. Freylinghusen (R-NJ-11) To amend title 18, United States Code, and the Social Security Act to limit the misuse of Social Security numbers, to establish criminal penalties for such misuse, and for other purposes.

 

H.R.133 Identity Theft Notification Act of 2009: Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-CA-24) To amend title II of the Social Security Act to provide that individuals and appropriate authorities are notified by the Commissioner of Social Security of evidence of misuse of the Social Security account numbers of such individuals.

 

Social Security Number Use

H.R 220 Identity Theft Protection Act of 2009: Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX-14) To amend title II of the Social Security Act and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to protect the integrity and confidentiality of Social Security account numbers issued under such title, to prohibit the establishment in the Federal Government of any uniform national identifying number, and to prohibit Federal agencies from imposing standards for identification of individuals on other agencies or persons.

Caller ID - Spoofing

 

H.R.1110 Preventing Harassment through Outbound Number Enforcement Act of 2009 or the PHONE Act of 2009: Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA-3) To amend title 18, United States Code, to prevent caller ID spoofing, and for other purposes.

 

H.R.1258 Truth in Caller ID Act of 2009: Rep. Elliot L. Engel (D-NY-17)  To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit manipulation of caller identification information, and for other purposes.

S.30 Truth in Caller ID Act of 2009: Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL)  A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit manipulation of caller identification information.

Freedom of Information Act

H.R.985 Free Flow of Information Act of 2009: Rep Rick Boucher (D-VA-9) To maintain the free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by certain persons connected with the news media.


Outsourcing Personal Information

H.R.427 Notify Americans Before Outsourcing Personal Information Act: Rep. Ted Poe (R- TX-2) To prohibit the transfer of personal information to any person or business outside the United States, without notice.

Criminal Record Expungement

H.R.1529 Second Chance for Ex-Offenders Act of 2009: Rep. Charles E. Rangel (D-NY-15)  To permit expungement of records of certain nonviolent criminal offenses.

Camera Phone

H.R.414 Camera Phone Predator Alert Act: Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY-3)To require mobile phones containing digital cameras to make a sound when a photograph is taken.

Public Safety

S.163 Child Protection Improvement Act of 2009:  Sen. John Ensign (R-NV)  A bill to amend the National Child Protection Act of 1993 to establish a permanent background check system.

H.R.1469 Child Protection Improvement Act of 2009:  Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-CA-29)  To amend the National Child Protection Act of 1993 to establish a permanent background check system.

H.R.748 Center to Advance, Monitor, and Preserve University Security Safety Act of 2009 or the CAMPUS Safety Act of 2009: Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA-3) To establish and operate a National Center for Campus Public Safety.

H.R.1939 Electronic Life Safety and Security Systems Federal Background Check Act of 2009: Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO-9)  To direct the Attorney General to establish a system of background checks for employers and employees of the electronic life safety and security system installation and monitoring industry, and for other purposes.

S.631 Patient Safety and Abuse Prevention Act:  Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI)  A bill to provide for nationwide expansion of the pilot program for national and State background checks on direct patient access employees of long-term care facilities or providers.

 

H.R.434 (No Title.  Amends Privacy Act of 1974): Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX-2)  To amend title 5, United States Code, to permit access to databases maintained by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for purposes of complying with sex offender registry and notification laws, and for other purposes.

 

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