Ga. Gov. Vetoes Anti-Hacking Law, Cites National Security

Law360 (May 9, 2018, 7:33 PM EDT) -- Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday vetoed legislation that would have criminalized accessing a computer or network "without authority" and allowed companies to take active defensive measures against suspected cyberattackers, citing potential national security consequences.

Deal, a Republican, said "more discussion is required" before reconsidering SB 315, which had been introduced in part as a result of backlash from from an incident in which a security researcher discovered the personal information of 6.7 million voters, as well as election officials' passwords, sitting exposed on a state election server at Kennesaw State University.

Aghast that Georgia was one of only a handful of...

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