Aaron’s Law: What’s Next for CFAA Reform?

by on July 18, 2013 · 0 comments

The suicide of Aaron Swartz earlier this year has sparked a national debate about reforming the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). Most notably, in June, Reps. Zoe Lofgren and Jim Sensenbrenner joined Sen. Ron Wyden to introduce Aaron’s Law, which aims to rein in the excesses of the federal computer fraud law and ensure it targets real criminals, rather than researchers or tinkerers.

Would this bipartisan reform go far enough — or too far? Would Aaron’s Law preserve the government’s ability to prosecute harmful hacking? What can activists do to promote CFAA reform in Congress?

These are some of the questions that will be explored in a panel discussion hosted by TechFreedom and the Electronic Frontier Foundation at CNET’s San Francisco Headquarters on July 22. RSVP here.

You can join the conversation on Twitter on the #CFAA hashtag.

Monday, July 22, 2013
Drinks served at 6:00pm
Panel 6:30pm – 7:30pm PDT

235 2nd Street
San Francisco, CA

Email contact@techfreedom.org.

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