Tuesday, May 8, 2007

House Approves Another Antispyware Bill

The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday passed an antispyware bill that would make it a criminal offense for an individual to place unauthorized code on a computer and use it to obtain or transmit personal information or to impair the security protections on the system.

The Internet Spyware Prevention Act (I-SPY), or HR 1525, provides for fines and prisons terms of up to five years for those responsible for such acts. The bill was introduced by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va) and will now be sent to the full House of Representatives for consideration.