House Judiciary's New Draft CFAA - NACDL White Paper

The House Judiciary Committee’s draft CFAA (Computer Fraud & Abuse Act) bill is the epitome of overcriminalization, overfederalization and government over-reaching at its worst. In the face of a loud and sustained call for CFAA reform that reaches across the right-left divide, some on the Judiciary Committee staff seem to believe now is the time to do exactly the opposite, and expand this vague law even further, hike up its criminal penalties and increase the government’s ability to seize the property of unsuspecting, law-abiding individuals.



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