Cybercrime Bill Could Improve Overbroad CFAA: Attys

Law360, New York (September 20, 2011, 5:59 PM EDT) -- A new bill to crack down on cybercrime that a U.S. Senate panel is slated to vote on Thursday could improve a notoriously vague computer fraud law by mostly exempting people who simply violate website terms of service, experts say.

The bill posed by Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., will subject Computer Fraud and Abuse Act offenses to the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act as part of an effort to add teeth to the 25-year-old law amid concerns over consumer privacy.

While not necessarily opposed to beefed-up penalties, experts have spoken out over the failure of the bill and a White...

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