Georgia governor vetoes ‘hack back’ bill


Ryan Johnston reports:

Following weeks of outcry from cybersecurity companies and independent researchers, Republican Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed the state’s proposed “hack back” bill on Tuesday.

The bill, SB 315, sought to create the misdemeanor crime of “unauthorized” computer or computer network access, criminalizing the act of “intentionally” logging into a computer or website hosted in Georgia without the user first asking permission or being granted authority.

Read more on StateScoop.

About the author: Dissent

Comments are closed.