Coalition Letter Urging Questions on CFAA at Loretta Lynch AG Confirmation Hearing (January 2015)

Effective cybersecurity laws are critical to maintaining both the national security and economic advancement of the U.S. But this security should not come at the expense of civil liberties and innovation. The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act does just that—it unnecessarily sacrifices civil liberties and innovation in the name of cybersecurity. … The upcoming hearing of Ms. Loretta Lynch, on her nomination for Attorney General, will provide a unique opportunity to shine a spotlight on this ongoing tension between attempts to expand the CFAA’s provisions and the need for meaningful reform.



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