Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 2203 -- Computer Spyware

Sponsor:  Pratt

This bill establishes the Consumer Protection Against Computer
Spyware Act which makes it illegal for an unauthorized user to
intentionally modify the settings of a computer belonging to a
consumer, collect personally identifiable information from the
computer, prevent an authorized user's reasonable efforts to
block the installation of or disable installed software, remove
or disable security software installed on the computer, or take
control of the consumer's computer by transmitted commercial
electronic mail or a computer virus from the consumer's computer.
A manufacturer or retailer of computer equipment will not be
liable to the extent that the manufacturer or retailer is
providing third-party branded software loaded on the equipment
that they are manufacturing or selling.  The bill prohibits
anyone from assisting or conspiring with another to violate the
provisions of the bill.  Any person violating the provisions of
the bill will be guilty of a class B misdemeanor.

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