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Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984
Great Seal of the United States
Long title An Act to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide a national policy regarding cable television.
Nicknames 1984 Cable Act;
Cable Privacy Act;
Cable Communications Act;
Cable Franchise Policy and Communications Act
Enacted by the 98th United States Congress
Public law Pub.L. 98-549
Statutes at Large 98 Stat. 2779
Acts amended Communications Act of 1934
Legislative history
  • Introduced in the Senate as Cable Franchise Policy and Communications Act of 1984 (S.66 and H.R.4103) by Sen. Barry Goldwater (R-AZ) and Rep. Tim Wirth (D-CO-2) on January 26, 1983
  • Passed the Senate on June 14, 1983 (87-9)
  • Passed the House on October 1, 1984 (voice vote)
  • Agreed to by the House and Senate on October 11, 1984 (voice vote) and by the on  
  • Signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on October 30, 1984

The Cable TV Privacy Act of 1984 became effective on December 29, 1984. It provides for the privacy of personal information. It prohibits cable TV providers from disclosing personally identifiable information. It also allows users to view and verify their information.

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