‘Aaron’s Law’ focuses penalties on malicious hackers

Cory Bennett reports:

Aaron’s Law is back in Congress.

Named for Aaron Swartz — the programmer and digital activist who took his life while facing data theft charges — the bill would ease punishments stemming from the law under which Swartz was charged, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) is backing the House version; Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Ron Paul (R-Ky.) are supporting the Senate’s companion bill.

Read more on The Hill.

Related:
Press Release
House Bill text, and a section-by-section summary of the legislation.

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