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Amendment CaShTmL-723788.HTM
    Florida Senate - 2006                        SENATOR AMENDMENT
    Bill No. CS for CS for SB 80
                        Barcode 723788
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11  Senator Aronberg moved the following amendment:
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13         Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 
14         On page 3, line 31,
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16  insert:  
17         Section 5.  Part IV of chapter 668, Florida Statutes,
18  consisting of sections 668.701, 668.702, 668.703, 668.704, and
19  668.705, Florida Statutes, is created to read:
20                             PART IV
21     FRAUDULENT USE OR POSSESSION OF IDENTIFYING INFORMATION
22         668.701  Short title.--This part may be cited as the
23  "Anti-Phishing Act."
24         668.702  Definitions.--As used in this part, the term:
25         (1)  "Department" means the Department of Legal
26  Affairs.
27         (2)  "Electronic mail address" has the same meaning as
28  provided in s. 668.602.
29         (3)  "Electronic mail message" has the same meaning as
30  provided in s. 668.602.
31         (4)  "Identifying information" has the same meaning as
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Florida Senate - 2006 SENATOR AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB 80 Barcode 723788 1 the term "personal identification information" as defined in 2 s. 817.568(1). 3 (5) "Internet domain name" has the same meaning as 4 provided in s. 668.602. 5 (6) "Web page" means a location that has a single 6 uniform resource locator (URL) with respect to the World Wide 7 Web or another location that can be accessed on the Internet. 8 668.703 Prohibited acts.-- 9 (1) A person with an intent to engage in conduct 10 involving the fraudulent use or possession of another person's 11 identifying information may not represent oneself, directly or 12 by implication, to be another person without the authority or 13 approval of such other person through the use of a web page or 14 Internet domain name and use that web page, Internet domain 15 name, or a link to that web page or domain name or another 16 site on the Internet to induce, request, or solicit a resident 17 of this state to provide identifying information. 18 (2) A person with an intent to engage in conduct 19 involving the fraudulent use or possession of identifying 20 information may not send or cause to be sent to an electronic 21 mail address held by a resident of this state an electronic 22 mail message that is falsely represented as being sent by 23 another person without the authority or approval of such other 24 person, refers or links the recipient of the message to a web 25 page, and directly or indirectly induces, requests, or 26 solicits the recipient of the electronic mail message to 27 provide identifying information. 28 668.704 Remedies.-- 29 (1) The following persons may bring a civil action 30 against a person who violates this part: 31 (a) A person engaged in the business of providing 2 2:02 PM 04/10/06 s0080c2c-27-t01
Florida Senate - 2006 SENATOR AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB 80 Barcode 723788 1 Internet access service to the public who is adversely 2 affected by the violation. 3 (b) A financial institution as defined in s. 4 655.005(1) that is adversely affected by the violation. 5 (c) An owner of a web page, trademark, or service mark 6 who is adversely affected by the violation. 7 (d) The Attorney General. 8 (2) A person bringing an action under this section 9 may: 10 (a) Seek injunctive relief to restrain the violator 11 from continuing the violation. 12 (b) Recover damages in an amount equal to the greater 13 of: 14 1. Actual damages arising from the violation; or 15 2. The sum of $5,000 for each violation of the same 16 nature. 17 (3) The court may increase an award of actual damages 18 in an action brought under this section to an amount not to 19 exceed three times the actual damages sustained if the court 20 finds that the violations have occurred with a frequency as to 21 constitute a pattern or practice. 22 (4) For purposes of this section, violations are of 23 the same nature if the violations consist of the same course 24 of conduct or action, regardless of the number of times the 25 conduct or action occurred. 26 (5) A plaintiff who prevails in an action filed under 27 this section is entitled to recover reasonable attorney's fees 28 and court costs. 29 (6) By committing a violation under this part, the 30 violator submits personally to the jurisdiction of the courts 31 of this state. This section does not preclude other methods of 3 2:02 PM 04/10/06 s0080c2c-27-t01
Florida Senate - 2006 SENATOR AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB 80 Barcode 723788 1 obtaining jurisdiction over a person who commits a violation 2 under this part. 3 (7) An action under this part may be brought in any 4 court of competent jurisdiction to enforce such rights and to 5 recover damages as stated in this part. 6 (8) The venue for a civil action brought under this 7 section shall be the county in which the plaintiff resides or 8 in any county in which any part of the alleged violation under 9 this part took place, regardless of whether the defendant was 10 ever actually present in that county. A civil action filed 11 under this section must be brought within 3 years after the 12 violation occurred. 13 (9) The remedies available under this section are in 14 addition to remedies otherwise available for the same conduct 15 under federal or state law. 16 (10) Any moneys received by the Attorney General for 17 attorney's fees and costs of investigation or litigation in 18 proceedings brought under this section shall be deposited as 19 received into the Legal Affairs Revolving Trust Fund. 20 (11) Any moneys received by the Attorney General which 21 are not for attorney's fees and costs of investigation or 22 litigation or used for reimbursing persons found under this 23 part to be damaged shall accrue to the state and be deposited 24 as received into the Legal Affairs Revolving Trust Fund. 25 (12) The Department of Legal Affairs may adopt rules 26 pursuant to ss. 120.536(1) and 120.54 to implement the 27 provisions of this part. 28 668.705 Exemptions.-- 29 (1) This part does not apply to a telecommunications 30 provider's or Internet service provider's good faith 31 transmission or routing of, or intermediate temporary storing 4 2:02 PM 04/10/06 s0080c2c-27-t01
Florida Senate - 2006 SENATOR AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB 80 Barcode 723788 1 or caching of, identifying information. 2 (2) A provider of an interactive computer service is 3 not liable under the laws of this state for removing or 4 disabling access to content that resides on an Internet 5 website or other online location controlled or operated by 6 such provider if such provider believes in good faith that the 7 content is used to engage in a violation of this part. 8 9 (Redesignate subsequent sections.) 10 11 12 ================ T I T L E A M E N D M E N T =============== 13 And the title is amended as follows: 14 On page 1, line 23, after the semicolon, 15 16 insert: 17 creating part IV of ch. 668, F.S.; providing a 18 short title; providing definitions; prohibiting 19 certain acts relating to fraudulent use or 20 possession of identifying information; 21 authorizing civil actions for violations; 22 providing for injunctive relief and damages; 23 authorizing courts to increase awards of actual 24 damages under certain circumstances; providing 25 for recovery of attorney's fees and court 26 costs; providing for jurisdiction and venue; 27 providing for deposit of certain moneys 28 received by the Attorney General into the Legal 29 Affairs Revolving Trust Fund; authorizing the 30 Department of Legal Affairs to adopt rules; 31 providing for nonapplication to certain 5 2:02 PM 04/10/06 s0080c2c-27-t01
Florida Senate - 2006 SENATOR AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB 80 Barcode 723788 1 entities' good faith handling of identifying 2 information; specifying the absence of 3 liability for certain actions taken to prevent 4 certain violations; 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 6 2:02 PM 04/10/06 s0080c2c-27-t01
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