HR 1389

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 1389

To prevent United States businesses from cooperating with repressive governments in transforming the Internet into a tool of censorship and surveillance, to fulfill the responsibility of the United States Government to promote freedom of expression on the Internet, to restore public confidence in the integrity of United States businesses, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 6, 2011

Mr. SMITH of New Jersey (for himself, Mr. WOLF, and Mr. MCCOTTER) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To prevent United States businesses from cooperating with repressive governments in transforming the Internet into a tool of censorship and surveillance, to fulfill the responsibility of the United States Government to promote freedom of expression on the Internet, to restore public confidence in the integrity of United States businesses, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

TITLE I--PROMOTION OF GLOBAL INTERNET FREEDOM

TITLE II--MINIMUM CORPORATE STANDARDS FOR ONLINE FREEDOM

TITLE III--EXPORT CONTROLS FOR INTERNET-RESTRICTING COUNTRIES

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

SEC. 4. SEVERABILITY.

TITLE I--PROMOTION OF GLOBAL INTERNET FREEDOM

SEC. 101. STATEMENT OF POLICY.

SEC. 102. SENSE OF CONGRESS.

SEC. 103. ANNUAL COUNTRY REPORTS ON HUMAN RIGHTS PRACTICES.

SEC. 104. OFFICE OF GLOBAL INTERNET FREEDOM.

SEC. 105. ANNUAL DESIGNATION OF INTERNET-RESTRICTING COUNTRIES; REPORT.

TITLE II--MINIMUM CORPORATE STANDARDS FOR ONLINE FREEDOM

SEC. 201. PROTECTION OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION.

SEC. 202. INTEGRITY OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION.

SEC. 203. TRANSPARENCY REGARDING SEARCH ENGINE FILTERING.

SEC. 204. TRANSPARENCY REGARDING INTERNET CENSORSHIP.

SEC. 205. PROTECTION OF UNITED STATES-SUPPORTED ONLINE CONTENT.

SEC. 206. PENALTIES.

SEC. 207. PRESIDENTIAL WAIVER.

TITLE III--EXPORT CONTROLS FOR INTERNET-RESTRICTING COUNTRIES

SEC. 301. FEASIBILITY STUDY ON ESTABLISHMENT OF EXPORT CONTROLS.

SEC. 302. REPORT.

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