Fwd: [Help stop Georgia S.B. 315, a bad bill for cybersecurity]

Rich Kulawiec rsk at gsp.org
Wed Apr 11 19:23:37 UTC 2018


----- Forwarded message from Bennett Cyphers <bennett at eff.org> -----

> From: Bennett Cyphers <bennett at eff.org>
> Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2018 11:41:40 -0700
> Subject: [ NNSquad ] Help stop Georgia S.B. 315, a bad bill for cybersecurity
> Reply-To: "stop-sb315 at eff.org" <stop-sb315 at eff.org>
> 
> Hello all,
> 
> I'm Bennett Cyphers, staff technologist at EFF. For the last few months,
> we have been working with local grassroots advocates and infosec experts
> in Georgia to oppose S.B. 315, a bill that would expand the state's
> existing hacking laws. We believe it's an unnecessary, harmful
> overreach. Because of the vague definitions in the bill, we are
> concerned that it will chill independent security research. Further, the
> bill aims to legalize "hack back" measures which could harm innocent
> users, especially victims of malware whose devices have been
> appropriated by bad actors.
> 
> We are collecting signatures from cybersecurity specialists,
> technologists, computer scientists, academics, students, and others in
> the industry to request Gov. Nathan Deal veto this bill. Our letter is
> particularly designed for out-of-state individuals who wish to help the
> effort.
> 
> We're not ready to share the letter publicly yet, so if you are
> interested in signing on, please email us (stop-sb315 at eff.org) and we
> will send you the full letter off-list. We are trying to finalize
> signatures by end of business on Thursday, April 12, so please get back
> to us ASAP.
> 
> For more information about the bill:
> https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/03/georgia-passes-anti-infosec-legislation
> 
> For the text of the bill:
> http://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/en-US/Display/20172018/SB/315
> 
> Thank you for your consideration, and please do not hesitate to email us
> if you have further questions.
> 
> Sincerely,
> 
> Bennett

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