Senate Passes Cybercrime and Anti-Espionage Bills

Expanding US Government’s ability to Go after Transnationals


The Senate passed several bills in the middle of December, one of which would allow the Secretary of State to go after transnational criminals.  Two of note include one sponsored by Senator John Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat and one by Representative Lamar Smith, a Texas Republican

Sen. Kerry’s bill introduced the Senate Passes CybercrimeDepartment of State Rewards Program Update and Technical Corrections Act, S. 2318, which would allow the Secretary of State to issue rewards for information leading to the arrest of transnational criminals engaging in activities, such as intellectual property rights piracy, money laundering, trafficking in persons, arms trafficking, cyber crime, genocide, war crimes, or crimes against humanity.

Rep. Smith’s bill introduced the Foreign and Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act, H.R. 6029, which would increase the prison term for committing economic espionage from 15 years to 20 years.

(Sources: CDM and

January 31, 2013

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