Sen. Allen Introduces New Anti-Spyware Legislation

Sen. Allen promised to introduce an anti-spyware law about a month ago, but Internet News is reporting that he introduced a bill yesterday. A copy is not yet on Thomas or on Sen. Allen’s website. The article suggests that Allen is focusing on funding enforcement efforts and increasing the civil and criminal penalties for fraudulent spyware. Other than the fact that increased sanctions will likely have no effect on behavior, this approach seems more promising than the Spy Act (HR 29).