Algorithmic Accountability Act of 2019 (S 1108, 116th Congress)

Policy Details

Policy Details

Originating Entity
Last Action
Referred to Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Date of Last Action
Apr 10 2019
Congressional Session
116th Congress
Date Introduced
Apr 10 2019
Publication Date
Apr 26 2019
Date Made Public
Apr 10 2019

SciPol Summary

This bill aims to increase the transparency of automated decision-making systems and data protection plans of persons and corporations managing more than one million consumers' personal data. This transparency is established by the bill's directing the Federal Trade Commision (FTC) to create and enforce requirements (per the Federal Trade Commission Act (15 U.S.C. 41 et seq.)) of these entities pertaining to their use of automated decision-making systems and data protection plans. Such impact assessments would be made by entities under the jurisdiction of the FTC with the assistance of third parties. Upon completion of the impact assessments, the entities are required to address any concerns identified. The bill also directs the FTC to consider requiring entities to publish the findings of their impact assessments to the public. Futher, the FTC is directed to work in conjuction with State Attonerys Genera or other authorized persons, should they choose to prosecute entities violating the requirements of this bill. The FTC shall not prempemt the State actions. Additionaly, States are required to notify the FTC with of copy of the complaint and confer with the Commission on any matters of the civil action.

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