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2005 SESSION

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HB 1871 Computer crimes; changes in provisions, penalties.

Introduced by: Ryan T. McDougle | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Computer crimes; penalties. Modernizes the Virginia Computer Crimes Act by updating definitions to comport with changing technology, removing superfluous language, and relocating language. The bill also redefines computer invasion of privacy involving the unauthorized gathering of identifying information and punishes subsequent offenses, transferring the information to another, or use of the information another crime as a Class 6 felony. Currently, the offense is punishable only as a Class 1 misdemeanor. Additionally, the fraudulent gathering of such information is punished as a Class 6 felony, a new crime, and transferring the information to another or use of the information in the commission of another crime is punished as a Class 5 felony.


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