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

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From: Bennett Cyphers <bennett@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@eff.org" <stop-sb315@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

We're not ready to share the letter publicly yet, so if you are
interested in signing on, please email us (stop-sb315@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:

For the text of the bill:

Thank you for your consideration, and please do not hesitate to email us
if you have further questions.



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