‘Overbroad’ Anti-Hack Act Needs Updating to Fight Cybercrime


An essay on The Huffington Post explores the legal background, and necessary changes, for the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. New government proposals that aim to boost the performance of the CFAA — tougher penalties, mandatory minimum sentences, and other add-ons — hope to deter computer criminals. Check out the entire essay here to find out why “these proposals tinker around the edges of the CFAA [and] ignore a basic problem in the engine that drives the law.”

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi's manager of digital content strategy.