senate Bill S6448

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to protecting people's privacy during contact tracing

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to codes
Apr 29, 2021 referred to codes

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S6448 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Codes
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-q, Civ Rts L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8327

S6448 (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; requires certain privacy measures be implemented in contact tracing applications.

S6448 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6448 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6448
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 29, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. JORDAN, BORRELLO -- 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 two new sections 250.70
 and 250.75 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.
 § 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
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD10990-01-1

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