Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Law - "A Call for New Laws in New York to Fight High-Tech Crime"
Peter Lattman reports in the NYT DealBook today in a story that begins:
New York State, failing to keep pace with technological change and increasingly sophisticated economic crimes, needs to update its laws to help authorities prosecute white-collar wrongdoing, according to a report released on Tuesday by the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr.And here is a long news release from the NY County District Attorney's Office, headed "New York State White Collar Crime Task Force Issues Sweeping Recommendations for Modernizing Antiquated Fraud and Corruption Laws." Here is the 113-page Report.
In the 112-page report, a white-collar crime task force made a number of proposals, including strengthening the laws against identity theft and the stealing of computer code.
New York’s penal laws have changed little since 1965, Mr. Vance said, leaving laws against electronic crimes outmoded. Mr. Vance and federal prosecutors in Manhattan have made the prosecution of corporate espionage and high-tech theft a top priority.
“The Internet has become our 21st-century crime scene,” Mr. Vance said at the Center for the Administration of Criminal Law at New York University, where he unveiled the report. “Serious computer and related crimes are not today treated according to the gravity and breadth of the harm caused.”
Posted by Marcia Oddi on September 25, 2013 03:20 PM
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