Summary

1/4/2013--Introduced.Requires a person who owns or operates a retail establishment and uses mobile device tracking technology in the establishment to display in a prominent location a notice that... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Jan 4, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Date Introduced
Jan 4, 2013

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Bill Text

A BILL

To require retail establishments that use mobile device tracking technology to display notices to that effect.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. NOTICES REGARDING USE OF MOBILE DEVICE TRACKING TECHNOLOGY BY RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS.

(a) In General.--A person who owns or operates a retail establishment and uses mobile device tracking technology in such establishment shall display in a prominent location in such establishment a notice that such technology is in use and that individuals can avoid being tracked by turning off their mobile devices. (b) Regulations.--Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Federal Trade Commission shall promulgate regulations under section 553 of title 5, United States Code, to implement subsection (a).

SEC. 2. ENFORCEMENT BY FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION.

(a) Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices.--A violation of section 1(a) or a regulation promulgated pursuant to section 1(b) shall be treated as an unfair or deceptive act or practice in violation of a regulation under section 18(a)(1)(B) of the Federal Trade Commission Act (15 U.S.C. 57a(a)(1)(B)) regarding unfair or deceptive acts or practices. (b) Powers of Commission.--The Federal Trade Commission shall enforce this Act in the same manner, by the same means, and with the same jurisdiction, powers, and duties as though all applicable terms and provisions of the Federal Trade Commission Act (15 U.S.C. 41 et seq.) were incorporated into and made a part of this Act....

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92 Supporting
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State: CA

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Users Supporting

I support H.R. 210 ("To require retail establishments that use mobile device tracking technology to display notices to that") I would also recommend all citizens given a choice to opt out of or turn off all GPS or radio signal tracking entirely.

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sassed12many
CT-3
2 years ago

Users Opposing

I oppose H.R. 210 ("To require retail establishments that use mobile device tracking technology to display notices to that") because...It's a local / state issue the federal government should not be involved in it.

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Aries2264
OH-15
1 year ago

I oppose H.R. 210 ("To require retail establishments that use mobile device tracking technology to display notices to that") because... Government needs to get out of peoples lives. More regulations are NOT good! Good lord, people - Shoplifters communicate with each other on mobile phones to coordinate and rip off stores. This bill protects no-one but the shoplifting thief, and interferes with you and the businesses you frequent.

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WoodstockLibertarian
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1 year ago

Bill Summary

1/4/2013--Introduced.Requires a person who owns or operates a retail establishment and uses mobile device tracking technology in the establishment to display in a prominent location a notice that such technology is in use and that individuals can avoid being tracked by turning off their mobile devices. Requires the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to promulgate regulations to implement such requirement. Provides for FTC enforcement of violations.

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