Senate Bill 4994
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Intimate Imagery and Privacy Protection Act of 2020
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Dec 9, 2020
Overview
Text
Introduced
Dec 9, 2020
Latest Action
Dec 9, 2020
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
4994
Congress
116
Policy Area
Law
Law
Primary focus of measure is matters affecting civil actions and administrative remedies, courts and judicial administration, general constitutional issues, dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration. Measures concerning specific constitutional amendments may fall under the policy area relevant to the subject matter of the amendment (e.g., Education). Measures concerning criminal procedure and law enforcement may fall under Crime and Law Enforcement policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
New Hampshire
Missouri
North Carolina
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Intimate Imagery and Privacy Protection Act of 2020

This bill establishes a civil cause of action against a person that discloses an intimate image of an individual without the depicted individual's consent, if the person disclosed the image knowing about or with reckless disregard for the lack of consent.

Under the bill, a depicted individual may recover damages and obtain other relief, such as an injunction ordering the defendant to stop disclosing the image. A court may use a pseudonym to protect a depicted individual's confidentiality when granting an injunction.

Evidence that a depicted individual consented to the capturing of the intimate image shall not by itself constitute consent for disclosure of the image. Similarly, evidence that a depicted individual provided an intimate image to a person shall not by itself constitute consent to further disclosure of that image.

Text (1)
December 9, 2020
Actions (2)
12/09/2020
Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
12/09/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Dec 10, 2020 10:21:35 AM
Updated
Feb 24, 2021 6:00:26 AM