ABSTRACT

H. Rept. 117-438: Safe Connections Act of 2022, to Accompany H.R. 7132, July 26, 2022   [open pdf - 449KB]

From the Purpose and Summary: "H.R. 7132, the ''Safe Connections Act of 2022,'' addresses digital abuse that can happen when an abuser shares a mobile phone service contract with their victim, giving the abuser access to sensitive information about the victim, including the phone numbers they use to communicate with and in some cases, their location. The legislation amends the Communications Act of 1934 (Communications Act) by requiring mobile service providers, after receiving a line separation request from a survivor of domestic violence, human trafficking, or other related crimes for a mobile service contract shared with an abuser, to separate the line of the survivor (and the line of any individual in the care of the survivor) from the shared mobile service contract or separate the line of the abuser from the shared mobile service contract. The legislation also directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to issue rules, within 18 months of the Act's enactment, implementing line separation requests from survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, and other related crimes and to establish emergency communications support for these survivors suffering financial hardship for up to six months."

Report Number:
H. Rept. 117-438; House Report 117-438
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Date:
2022-07-26
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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pdf
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