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      European Hackers Face Jail Under Proposed Law

      Apr 11, 2012
      According to ZD Net, the European Parliament is proposing laws to match cybercriminal penalties with punishments ranging from two to five years in prison. The European Parliament approved the draft law, which would make companies liable for hacks that could actively benefit them. The draft would also allow data to freely flow from one European state to another. ZD Net reported that under the proposals, there would be a universal Europe-wide set of criminal laws which would criminalize cyber-attacks against an information system.
      According to ZD Net, the European Parliament is proposing laws to match cybercriminal penalties with punishments ranging from two to five years in prison. The European Parliament approved the draft law, which would make companies liable for hacks that could actively benefit them. The draft would also allow data to freely flow from one European state to another. ZD Net reported that under the proposals, there would be a universal Europe-wide set of criminal laws which would criminalize cyber-attacks against an information system.

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