senate Bill S8327

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to protecting people's privacy during contact tracing

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Current Bill Status - Stricken


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 11, 2020 recommit, enacting clause stricken
May 11, 2020 referred to codes

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S8327 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§250.70 & 250.75, Pen L; add §209, St Tech L; add §899-cc, Gen Bus L; add §79-p, Civ Rts L

S8327 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Protects people's privacy during contact tracing by creating the crimes of unlawful dissemination of contact tracing information and unlawful use of a surveillance drone and requires certain privacy measures be implemented in contact tracing applications.

S8327 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8327 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8327
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 11, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  JACOBS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes
 
 AN ACT to amend the penal law, the state  technology  law,  the  general
   business  law  and  the  civil  rights  law, in relation to protecting
   people's privacy during contact tracing
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 250.70 to
 read as follows:
 § 250.70 UNLAWFUL DISSEMINATION OF CONTACT TRACING INFORMATION.
   A PERSON IS GUILTY OF UNLAWFUL DISSEMINATION OF CONTACT TRACING INFOR-
 MATION WHEN HE OR SHE:
   1. KNOWINGLY USES, CAUSES TO BE USED, OR ACCESSES A COMPUTER, COMPUTER
 SERVICE, OR COMPUTER NETWORK WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION AND HE OR SHE THEREBY
 KNOWINGLY GAINS ACCESS TO CONTACT TRACING INFORMATION; OR
   2. KNOWINGLY DISSEMINATES CONTACT TRACING INFORMATION  TO  ANY  PERSON
 NOT  AUTHORIZED BY THE GOVERNOR OR THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF
 HEALTH TO RECEIVE SUCH INFORMATION.  FOR THE PURPOSES OF  THIS  SECTION,
 THE  TERM  "CONTACT  TRACING  INFORMATION"  SHALL  MEAN  ANY INFORMATION
 COLLECTED FOR THE PURPOSES OF PERFORMING THE PROCESS  OF  IDENTIFICATION
 OF  PERSONS  WHO MAY HAVE COME INTO CONTACT WITH OR INTO CLOSE PROXIMITY
 TO AN INFECTED PERSON AND ANY SUBSEQUENT COLLECTION OF ADDITIONAL INFOR-
 MATION ABOUT THESE PERSONS AND CONTACTS.
   UNLAWFUL DISSEMINATION OF CONTACT TRACING INFORMATION  IS  A  CLASS  E
 FELONY.
   §  2.  The penal law is amended by adding a new section 250.75 to read
 as follows:
 § 250.75 UNLAWFUL USE OF A SURVEILLANCE DRONE.
   A PERSON IS GUILTY OF UNLAWFUL USE OF A SURVEILLANCE DRONE WHEN HE  OR
 SHE  KNOWINGLY  USES  OR  CAUSES  TO BE USED A DRONE FOR THE PURPOSES OF
 SURVEILLANCE WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF ALL PERSONS WITHIN  THE  AREA  SURV-
 EILLED  BY  SUCH  DRONE  FOR  THE PURPOSES OF COLLECTING CONTACT TRACING
 INFORMATION OR FOR MONITORING THE VITAL SIGNS OR SOCIAL DISTANCING PRAC-
 TICES OF INDIVIDUALS.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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