ACLU, FreedomWorks, Others Rip CFAA Expansion Proposal

Law360, New York (April 2, 2013, 5:33 PM EDT) -- A coalition of civil liberty and small government groups including the ACLU and FreedomWorks on Tuesday blasted draft legislation that would amend the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act by increasing penalties and expanding the scope of conduct punishable under the statute.

The draft legislation, released last week, aims to create more stringent cybersecurity enforcement standards by increasing the maximum penalty for international cyber-espionage, setting a 30-year penalty for hacking computers that are connected to critical infrastructure, and punishing attempted computer fraud under the Computer Fraud and...
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