Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Consumer Protection Against Computer Spyware Act. Sets forth provisions for unauthorized collection or culling of personally identifiable information, unauthorized access to or modifications of computer settings and computer damage, unauthorized interference with installation or disabling computer software, and other prohibited conduct. Provides that certain persons may bring a civil action against a violator of the Act. Provides a civil penalty for violations of the Act. Permits the Attorney General to obtain a restraining order or injunction for violations of the Act.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Provides that a manufacturer or retailer of computer equipment shall not be liable under the Act to the extent that the manufacturer or retailer is providing third-party branded software loaded on the equipment they are manufacturing or selling. Provides that a provider of computer hardware or software (rather than a provider of computer software) may bring a civil action for a violation of the Act.