Senate Bill 2658
116th Congress(2019-2020)
ACCESS Act of 2019
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Oct 22, 2019
Overview
Text
Introduced
Oct 22, 2019
Latest Action
Oct 22, 2019
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
2658
Congress
116
Policy Area
Commerce
Commerce
Primary focus of measure is business investment, development, regulation; small business; consumer affairs; competition and restrictive trade practices; manufacturing, distribution, retail; marketing; intellectual property. Measures concerning international competitiveness and restrictions on imports and exports may fall under Foreign Trade and International Finance policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Virginia
Missouri
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Augmenting Compatibility and Competition by Enabling Service Switching Act of 2019 or the ACCESS Act of 2019

This bill requires large communications platform providers with more than 100 million monthly users (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) to establish interfaces (e.g., application programming interfaces (APIs)) that make user data portable and services interoperable. These interfaces must be made available for users and competitor platforms to access and transfer such user data.

Competitors accessing user data through an interface must keep the data reasonably secure and may not use it for commercial purposes. Users also may designate third parties that meet certain requirements, including registering with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), to manage their user data. A communications platform may place reasonable limits on competitors' access to its interoperability interface.

The bill further requires the National Institute of Standards and Technology to develop model technical standards for implementing platform interoperability.

Text (1)
October 22, 2019
Actions (2)
10/22/2019
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
10/22/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Oct 23, 2019 4:45:43 AM
Updated
Apr 12, 2021 9:56:29 PM