H.R.5616 - Computer Trespass Act of 198498th Congress (1983-1984)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Hughes, William J. [D-NJ-2] (Introduced 05/08/1984)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Committee Reports:||H.Rept 98-894 Part 1; H.Rept 98-894 Part 1|
|Latest Action:||10/12/1984 Similar Provisions Contained under Chapter 22 of H.J.Res.648.|
|Major Recorded Votes:||07/24/1984 : Passed House|
This bill has the status Passed Senate
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Summary: H.R.5616 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Bill Information (Except Text)
(Measure passed Senate, amended)
Passed Senate amended (10/11/1984)
Computer Trespass Act of 1984 - Amends the Federal criminal code to establish a new section of trespass in connection with computers. Makes it a criminal offense to knowingly access a computer without authorization or to access a computer with authorization for unauthorized purposes and obtain certain information classified under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 or certain financial records covered by the Right to Financial Privacy Act of 1978.
Prohibits the unauthorized use of a computer when such conduct modifies, destroys, discloses information or prevents the authorized use of a computer operated for or on behalf of the U.S. government.
Makes it an offense to attempt to commit or to be a party to a conspiracy to commit such an offense.
Increases the penalty for subsequent offenses.
Grants authority to the U.S. Secret Service to investigate offenses under this Act.
Requires the Attorney General to report annually to Congress about prosecutions under this Act during the first three years after its enactment.