AJC: Georgia Bill Might Limit Efforts to Find Internet Security Problems

KENNESAW, Ga. (Mar 12, 2018) — A bill advancing through the Georgia General Assembly would crack down on investigations into whether the government or businesses aren’t protecting their data, unless permission is given in advance.

The bill was introduced, in part, as a result of the state’s failure to protect voter records — including voter lists with full Social Security numbers and birth dates — at Kennesaw State University’s Center for Election Systems.

Instead of learning from the data breach, state lawmakers are trying to criminalize those who report internet security weaknesses, said Andy Green, a KSU information security lecturer who reported the problem after he was contacted by the internet security researcher.

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