HB482 (2017) Detail

Requiring social media companies to remove subscriber information at the subscriber's request.


HB 482 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0278

05/09

 

HOUSE BILL 482

 

AN ACT requiring social media companies to remove subscriber information at the subscriber's request.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. McConnell, Ches. 12; Rep. Fraser, Belk. 1; Rep. Oxenham, Sull. 1; Rep. Darrow, Graf. 17; Sen. Avard, Dist 12; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires the operator of a social media website or online service to remove subscriber information at the subscriber's request.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0278

05/09

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT requiring social media companies to remove subscriber information at the subscriber's request.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  New Chapter; Social Media Companies.  Amend RSA by inserting after chapter 358-S the following new chapter:

CHAPTER 358-T

SOCIAL MEDIA COMPANIES

358-T:1  Regulation of Social Media; Option to Remove Account.

I.  The operator of a social media website or online service shall permit a registered user to close his or her account and remove or, if the operator prefers, to request and obtain removal of, all content or information posted on the registered user's page and/or any other location within the system which identifies or permits future electronic or other contact with that registered user.  The operator shall provide clear instructions to all registered users regarding the procedure to close an account and, if the operator requires the registered user to request removal, shall complete or comply with such request within 24 hours.

358-T:2  Remedies.

I.  Any violation of the provisions of this chapter is an unfair or deceptive act or practice within the meaning of RSA 358-A:2.  Any right, remedy, or power set forth in RSA 358-A, including those set forth in RSA 358-A:4, II, may be used to enforce the provisions of this chapter.

II.  The rights, obligations, and remedies provided in this chapter shall be in addition to any other rights, obligations, or remedies provided for by law or in equity.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2018.

Links

HB482 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 31, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 14, 2017 House Exec Session
March 8, 2017 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB482 Revision: 1046 Date: Jan. 27, 2017, 8:52 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 5, 2017 Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 3 P. 15
Jan. 31, 2017 Public Hearing: 01/31/2017 02:15 PM LOB 302
Feb. 1, 2017 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/01/2017 09:00 AM LOB 303
Feb. 14, 2017 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/14/2017 10:00 AM LOB 302
Feb. 14, 2017 Executive Session: 02/14/2017 01:30 PM LOB 302
March 8, 2017 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/08/2017 (Vote 18-2; CC) HC 14 P. 7
March 8, 2017 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 13