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Revised Active Defense Bill Allows Victims to Recover or Destroy Stolen Data

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May
2017
Revised Active Defense Bill Allows Victims to Recover or Destroy Stolen Data

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A controversial bill that would allow organizations that have been breached to hack back has undergone revisions that include an exemption permitting victims to recover or destroy their data on an attacker’s infrastructure.

Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA) introduced the updated Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act today after incorporating feedback acquired since the first draft debuted in March. The exemption allows for the recovery or destruction of an organization’s data so long as it does not cause the destruction of another’s data, Graves’ office said in a statement.

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