Bill Status of HB1614 95th General Assembly
Short Description: CONSMR PROTECT SPYWARE ACT
Rep. Sidney H. Mathias - Paul D. Froehlich - Edward J. Acevedo - Fred Crespo, Linda Chapa LaVia, Elga L. Jefferies, Monique D. Davis, Cynthia Soto and Elizabeth Hernandez
| 1/13/2009||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Consumer Protection Against Computer Spyware Act. Sets forth provisions regarding unauthorized collection or culling of personally identifiable information, unauthorized access to or modifications of computer settings and computer damage, unauthorized interference with installation or disabling computer software, and other prohibited conduct. Provides that certain persons may bring a civil action against a violator of the Act. Provides a civil penalty for violations of the Act. Permits the Attorney General to obtain a restraining order or injunction for violations of the Act.
House Committee Amendment No. 1
Exempts willful and wanton misconduct from the limitation of liability of a manufacturer or retailer of computer equipment for providing third-party branded software loaded on the equipment they are manufacturing or selling.