VA Governor Signs Anti-Spam Legislation

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on April 30, 2003

On April 29, Governor Mark R. Warner of Virginia signed two bills constituting the Virginia Computer Crimes Act (SB 1139 – became ch. 1016 and HB 2290 -became ch. 987), which in this press release is lauded as the “toughest such law in the United States,”…as…”half the world’s Internet traffic passes through the Commonwealth of Virginia.” Twenty-six states have enacted anti-spam legislation, while the federal government continues to propose legislation, none of which has yet passed.
From PCWorld, “Some legal observers say that the Virginia law, which could land spammers in prison, faces enforcement problems.”

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