"This bill as drafted is clearly unconstitutional," Electronic Frontier Foundation Staff Attorney Nate Cardozo said to Ars Technica in a phone interview. "There may be anti-doxing legislation out there which does make sense, but this bill creates a crime if you, with the intent to annoy, publish someone else's name. If I want to say [online], 'Sam is a poo-poo head,' that's a crime under this draft."

"It's really trendy, frankly, to legislate in the area of computer crime or cybersecurity right now," Cardozo added. "Because it's trendy to do, we've seen any number of extremely poorly worded and poorly thought-through proposals [from American lawmakers]. This is just another one."

Monday, February 8, 2016
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