Honorable John Whitmire, Chair, Senate Committee on Criminal Justice
John S. O'Brien, Deputy Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB327 by Zaffirini (Relating to the installation, copying, or use of computer software for unauthorized purposes; providing a penalty.), Committee Report 1st House, Substituted
The bill would amend Title 4, Business & Commerce Code by adding Chapter 48, which would require that consent or notice be given authorizing the installation, copy, or download of spyware prior to installation and to provide options to cancel and quickly and easily disable and remove the spyware from the computer. The bill would take effect September 1, 2005.
The proposed legislation may result in new complaints to and investigations or cases by the Attorney Generalís Consumer Protection & Public Health Division. However, it is projected that this increase can be absorbed by current resources.
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JOB, MS, KJG, WP