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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Zoe Lofgren’

Can States Do A Better Job Of Protecting Online Privacy?

In cyberlaw, 2012 was defined by the federal government attempting to pass laws that either broke the Internet, or helped protect it. Neither side was successful, however, and the year was marked by a number of defeated laws on both side. Now a new force is attempting to pass similar laws, and it just might have a chance. It was …

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Zoe Lofgren Tries For ECPA Reform Once Again

Alongside the much needed Aaron’s Law, Internet superhero Rep. Zoe Lofgren has reintroduced her ECPA amendment into the House for consideration. The new bill keeps many of the protections from last year’s ECPA 2.0 Act, but features a few important additions. Lofgren announced today that she has introduced the Online Communications and Geolocation Protection Act in the House. As its …

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Rep. Zoe Lofgren Publishes Revised Aaron’s Law After Receiving Input From Reddit

After the suicide of Aaron Swartz in early January, Rep. Zoe Lofgren got to work on an amendment to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to prevent another tragedy like Swartz’ from happening again. That original amendment was submitted to Reddit and the Internet at large to help her fine tune it before submitting it to the House Judiciary Committee. …

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“Aaron’s Law” To Go Before House Judiciary Committee

In the wake of Aaron Swartz’ suicide, Rep. Zoe Lofgren said she was drafting a bill to fix the archaic Computer Fraud and Abuse Act that led to his arrest. She even appealed to Reddit users to help her write the first draft. Now that first draft is heading up the legislative food chain. The Hill reports that “Aaron’s Law” …

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Rep. Zoe Lofgren Plans Amendment To CFAA Called Aaron’s Law

In the wake of Aaron Swartz’ passing over the weekend, many people questioned why such a brilliant young man would take his own life. His family and many others said his death was “the product of a criminal justice system rife with intimidation and prosecutorial overreach.” Now people are calling for reforms to the law that allowed the justice system …

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Rep. Zoe Lofgren Wants Reddit’s Help In Crafting New Bill

Reddit is something of an unstoppable force on the Internet. The site has attracted the attention of those big and small, and even the President dropped by for an AMA. It’s an incredibly influential site, and one lawmaker wants to leverage that power in crafting a new bill. The Hill reports that Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California, the sponsor behind …

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Rep. Zoe Lofgren Is A True Internet Hero

The Internet is constantly under attack from those who would seek to control it. This year alone, we have seen numerous attempts to regulate the Internet in the name of safety, security, preventing terrorism or just because outdated businesses can’t evolve with the times. That’s why it’s always refreshing to see somebody in government actually understand the importance of keeping …

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