March 2, 2004

Iowa State Senator Proposes Making Spyware A Crime

Cooked Chicken writes "Iowa State Senator Keith Kreiman (D) of Bloomfield, IA is proposing Senate File 2200, an act making the distribution of spyware without notice an aggravated misdemeanor punishable by confinement for no more than two years and a fine of at least $500 but not more than $5,000. The proposed bill also provides victims and county attorneys with the ability to file a civil cause of action for relief from conduct constituting the crime of unauthorized collection and disclosure of personal information by computer."



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