Industry Resources

In the following selected resources, we provide targeted, industry-specific information highlighting relevant and timely issues.

Federal Legislation Resources for Information Technology/Software

H.R. 3997, the "Financial Data Protection Act of 2006"
House of Representatives
June 2, 2006
H.R. 4127, the "Data Accountability and Trust Act (DATA)"
House of Representatives
June 2, 2006
H. Res. 819, Requesting the President and directing the Attorney General to submit ... documents ... relating to requests made by the National Security Agency ... to telephone service providers....
House of Representatives
May 17, 2006
H.R. 5252, the "Communications Opportunity, Promotion, and Enhancement Act of 2006"
House of Representatives
May 17, 2006
S. 1063, the "IP-Enabled Voice Communications and Public Safety Act of 2005"
Senate
December 20, 2005
S. 1408, the "Identity Theft Protection Act"
Senate
December 8, 2005
H.R. 4157, the "Health Information Technology Promotion Act of 2005"
House of Representatives
November 27, 2005
S. 1418, the "Wired for Health Care Quality Act"
Senate
November 18, 2005
S. 1789, the "Personal Data Privacy and Security Act of 2005"
Senate
November 17, 2005
H.R. 6, the "Energy Policy Act of 2005"
House of Representatives
August 8, 2005
H.R. 3199, the "USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005," as passed by the Senate
House of Representatives
July 29, 2005
H.R. 3199, the "USA PATRIOT and Terrorism Prevention Reauthorization Act of 2005," as passed by the House of Representatives
House of Representatives
July 21, 2005
S. 1389, the "USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005"
Senate
July 13, 2005
S. 1266, To permanently authorize certain provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001, and for other purposes
Senate
June 16, 2005
Letter from Senator Bill Nelson et al. to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin J. Martin regarding E911 requirements for Voice over Internet Protocol
Bill Nelson
June 15, 2005
H.R. 744, the "Internet Spyware (I-SPY) Prevention Act of 2005"
House of Representatives
May 23, 2005
H.R. 2418, the "IP-Enabled Voice Communications and Public Safety Act of 2005," May 18, 2005
House of Representatives
May 18, 2005
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Public Law 104-191
Congress
May 3, 2005
H.R. 1653, the "Safeguarding Americans From Exporting Identification Act" or "SAFE-ID Act"
House of Representatives
April 14, 2005
S. 810, the "Safeguarding Americans From Exporting Identification Act" or "SAFE-ID Act"
Senate
April 14, 2005
S. 693, The "Electronic Communications Privacy Judicial Review and Improvement Act of 2005"
Senate
April 4, 2005
H.R. 1080, the "Information Protection and Security Act"
House of Representatives
March 3, 2005
S. 500, the "Information Protection and Security Act" To regulate information brokers and protect individual rights with respect to personally identifiable information
Senate
March 3, 2005
H.R. 29, the "Securely Protect Yourself Against Cyber Trespass Act," or "SPY ACT"
House of Representatives
January 4, 2005
H.R. 4818, the "Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005"
House of Representatives
December 8, 2004
S. 2845, the "Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004"
Senate
December 6, 2004
S. 3021, the "Family Entertainment and Copyright Act of 2004"
Senate
November 20, 2004
H.R. 4567, Making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005, as signed by the President
House of Representatives
October 18, 2004
H.R. 10, the "9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act," as passed by the House
House of Representatives
October 16, 2004
H.R. 2391, the "Intellectual Property Protection Act of 2004"
House of Representatives
October 7, 2004
S. 2845, the "National Intelligence Reform Act of 2004," as passed by the Senate
Senate
October 6, 2004
H.R. 2929, the "Securely Protect Yourself Against Cyber Trespass Act," or "SPY ACT," as passed by the House of Representatives
House of Representatives
October 5, 2004
H.R. 4661, the "Internet Spyware (I-SPY) Prevention Act of 2004," as reported by the House Committee on the Judiciary
House of Representatives
September 23, 2004
Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute to S. 2145, offered by Senators Burns, Wyden, and Boxer
Senators Burns, Wyden, and Boxer
September 22, 2004
Amendment to S. 2145
Senator Allen
September 22, 2004
Industry Letter to Senators Hatch and Leahy Expressing Concerns About S. 2560, the "Inducing Infringement of Copyrights Act of 2004 (Induce Act)"
Members of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary
September 17, 2004
S. 1234, the "International Consumer Protection Act of 2004"
Senate
September 15, 2004
Amendment to H.R. 4567, offered by Senators Leahy and Feingold
House of Representatives
September 14, 2004
H.R. 4567, the "Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2005," as passed by the Senate
House of Representatives
September 14, 2004
Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute to H.R. 4661, the "Internet Spyware (I-SPY) Prevention Act of 2004," adopted and ordered reported by the House Judiciary Committee
House of Representatives
September 8, 2004
Testimony of Stewart A. Baker before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, "Law Enforcement Access to Communications Systems in a Digital Age"
Stewart A. Baker
September 8, 2004
Amendment to S. 2281, offered by Senators Burns and Nelson
Senators Burns and Nelson
July 22, 2004
Amendment to S. 2281, offered by Senators Sununu, Steves and Cantwell
Senate
July 22, 2004
H.R. 4956, the "E-mail Privacy Act of 2004"
House of Representatives
July 22, 2004
H.R. 2929, the "Securely Protect Yourself Against Cyber Trespass (SPY ACT) Act"
House of Representatives
July 20, 2004
Amendment to H.R. 4754, as Reported, Offered by Mr. Sanders of Vermont
House of Representatives
July 6, 2004
H.R. 4757, the "Advanced Internet Communications Services Act of 2004"
House of Representatives
July 6, 2004
Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act
Congress
July 6, 2004
US Department of Justice, "Report from the Field: The USA PATRIOT Act at Work"
United States Department of Justice
July 1, 2004
S. 2237, the "Protecting Intellectual Rights Against Theft and Expropriation Act of 2004," as passed by the Senate
Senate
June 25, 2004
Remarks of Senators Orrin Hatch and Patrick Leahy upon introduction of S. 2560, the "Inducing Infringement of Copyrights Act of 2004"
Senate
June 22, 2004
S. 2555, the "Judicially Enforceable Terrorism Subpoenas Act of 2004"
Senate
June 22, 2004
S. 2560, the "Inducing Infringement of Copyrights Act of 2004"
Senate
June 22, 2004
H.R. 4567, the "Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2005," as passed by the House of Representatives
House of Representatives
June 18, 2004
Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute to H.R. 2929, the "Securely Protect Yourself Against Cyber Trespass Act" or the "SPY ACT"
House of Representatives
June 17, 2004
S. 2493, the "Safe IMPORT Act of 2004"
Senate
June 2, 2004
S. 2481, the "Increasing Notice of Foreign Outsourcing Act"
Senate
June 1, 2004
Statement of Thomas J. Harrington, Federal Bureau of Investigation, before the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security on H.R. 3179, the "Anti-Terrorism Intelligence Tools Improvement Act of 2003"
Thomas J. Harrington
May 18, 2004
H.R. 4366, the "Personal Data Offshoring Protection Act of 2004"
House of Representatives
May 13, 2004
Senate Amendment 2879, offered by Senator Clinton, to S. 1637, the "Jumpstart Our Business Strength (JOBS) Act"
Senate
May 11, 2004
Senate Amendment 3115, offered by Senator Lautenberg, to S. 1637, the "Jumpstart Our Business Strength (JOBS) Act"
Senator Lautenberg
May 4, 2004
S. 150, the "Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act"
Senate
April 29, 2004
S. 2281, the "VOIP Regulatory Freedom Act of 2004"
Senate
April 11, 2004
S. 2237, the "Protecting Intellectual Rights Against Theft and Expropriation (PIRATE) Act of 2004"
Senate
March 25, 2004
S. 2145, the "Software Principles Yielding Better Levels of Consumer Knowledge (SPY BLOCK) Act"
Senate
February 27, 2004
Extension of Remarks, S. 877, CAN-SPAM Act of 2003
Rep. John D. Dingell (D-MI) and Rep. W.J. Tauzin (R-LA)
January 28, 2004
Amendment to the Amendment to the Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute to H.R. 3261
Mr. Boucher
January 21, 2004
Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing (CAN-SPAM ) Act of 2003, Pub.L. 108-187
Congress
December 16, 2003
Excerpt from Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 2673, Making Appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2004, and for Other Purposes
House of Representatives
November 25, 2003
S. 877, the "Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing ('CAN-SPAM') Act of 2003"
Senate
November 25, 2003
Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 2417, the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004
House of Representatives
November 19, 2003
H.R. 2622, the "National Consumer Credit Reporting System Improvement Act of 2003," as amended and passed by the Senate
House of Representatives
November 5, 2003
Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA PATRIOT) Act, Public Law 107-56
Congress
October 26, 2003
H.R. 3261, the "Database and Collections of Information Misappropriation Act"
House of Representatives
October 8, 2003
S. 1709, the "Security and Freedom Ensured Act of 2003" or the "SAFE Act"
Senate
October 2, 2003
Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute to H.R. 2517, the "Piracy Deterrence and Education Act of 2003"
House of Representatives
October 1, 2003
H.R. 3179, the "Anti-Terrorism Intelligence Tools Improvement Act of 2003"
House of Representatives
September 25, 2003
H.R. 2555, Making Appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2004, and for Other Purposes
House of Representatives
September 24, 2003
The "National Consumer Credit Reporting System Improvement Act of 2003"
Congress
September 24, 2003
H.R. 3143, the "International Consumer Protection Act of 2003"
House of Representatives
September 23, 2003
H.R. 3179, the "Anti-Terrorism Intelligence Tools Improvement Act of 2003"
House of Representatives
September 23, 2003
H.R. 49, the "Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act"
House of Representatives
September 17, 2003
S. 1621, the "Consumers, Schools, and Libraries Digital Rights Management Awareness Act of 2003"
Senate
September 16, 2003
H.R. 2622, the "Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003"
House of Representatives
September 10, 2003
H.R. 3037, the "Antiterrorism Tools Enhancement Act of 2003"
House of Representatives
September 9, 2003
Discussion Draft, "‘Database and Collections of Information Misappropriation Act’"
House of Representatives
August 23, 2003
The Federal Trade Commission and the Future Development of US Consumer Protection Policy
Timothy J. Muris
August 19, 2003
H.R. 2330, the "Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003"
House of Representatives
July 28, 2003
H.R. 2752, the "Author, Consumer, and Computer Owner Protection and Security (ACCOPS) Act of 2003"
House of Representatives
July 16, 2003
S. 1382, Making Appropriations for the Department of Defense for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2004, and for Other Purposes
Senate
July 9, 2003
S. 1350, the "Notification of Risk to Personal Data Act"
Senate
June 26, 2003
H.R. 2517, the "Privacy Deterrence and Education Act of 2003"
House of Representatives
June 19, 2003
H.R. 2143, the "Unlawful Internet Gambling Funding Prohibition Act"
House of Representatives
June 11, 2003
Sec. 111 of Title 1, Division M of H.J. Res. 2, making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2003
House of Representatives
February 20, 2003
S. 188, the Data-Mining Moratorium Act of 2003
Senate
January 16, 2003
H.R. 107, the Digital Media Consumers' Rights Act of 2003
House of Representatives
January 7, 2003
Staff Discussion Draft of S. 630, as Ordered Reported and Proposed to be Amended, Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2002 or the CAN-SPAM Act of 2002
Senate
October 15, 2002
Statement of Rep. Howard L. Berman for the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property Hearing on Piracy of Intellectual Property on Peer-to-Peer Networks
Rep. Howard L. Berman
September 26, 2002
H.R. 556 Discussion Draft, the Unlawful Internet Gambling Funding Prohibition Act
House of Representatives
August 30, 2002
H.R. 4678, the Consumer Privacy Protection Act of 2002
House of Representatives
August 1, 2002
S. 2846, Security and Liberty Preservation Act
Senate
August 1, 2002
H.R. 5211, to Limit the Liability of Copyright Owners for Protecting Their Works on Peer-to-Peer Networks
House of Representatives
July 25, 2002
Section by Section Analysis of the Peer-to-Peer Piracy Prevention Act
Congress
July 25, 2002
Bennett-Levin Amendment to S. 2452, the National Homeland Security and Combating Terrorism Act of 2002
Senate
July 24, 2002
S. 2395, the Anticounterfeiting Amendments of 2002
Senate
July 18, 2002
Frequently Asked Questions about the Peer-to-Peer Piracy Prevention Act H.R. 5211
House of Representatives
July 12, 2002
H.R. 5057, the Intellectual Property Protection Act of 2002
House of Representatives
June 27, 2002
The USA PATROIT Act and Financial Institutions
Congress
June 1, 2002
Committee Amendment Staff Working Draft to S. 630
Senate
May 17, 2002
Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute to H.R. 3482, the Cyber Security Enhancement Act of 2002
House of Representatives
May 8, 2002
H.R. 4561, the Federal Agency Protection of Privacy Act
House of Representatives
April 24, 2002
S. 2201, the Online Personal Privacy Act
Senate
April 24, 2002
S. 2048, the Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act
Senate
March 21, 2002
Statement of Senator Ernest F. Hollings on the Introduction of the Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act
Senate
March 21, 2002
Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute to H.R. 3215, the Combatting Illegal Gambling Reform and Modernization and Efficie Act of 2002
House of Representatives
March 12, 2002
H.R. 3833, the Dot Kids Implementation and Efficiency Act of 2002
House of Representatives
March 4, 2002
Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute to H.R. 3482, the Cyber Security Enhancement Act of 2002
House of Representatives
February 26, 2002
S. 1928, to Amend Section 222 of the Communications Act of 1934, to Require Affirmative Written Consent by a Customer to the Release of Customer Proprietary Network Information
Senate
February 20, 2002
H.R. 3394, the Cyber Security Research and Development Act
House of Representatives
February 14, 2002
S. 1900, the Cyberterrorism Preparedness Act of 2002
Senate
February 14, 2002
S. 1901, the Cyber Security Research and Education Act of 2002
Senate
February 14, 2002
Statement by the Deputy Press Secretary on Changes to US Dual-Use Export Controls
Deputy Press Secretary
February 2, 2002
Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Public Law 106-102
Congress
November 12, 1999
Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Public Law 105-304
Congress
October 28, 1998
Telecommunications Act of 1996, Public Law 104-104
Congress
February 8, 1996