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Georgia Gov. Deals a Blow to Controversial Cybersecurity Bill

Gov. Nathan Deal opted to veto a cybersecurity bill criticized by technology groups that would have made “unauthorized computer access” a crime.

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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced on May 8 that he would veto a controversial bill, Senate Bill 315, criminalizing “unauthorized computer access,” citing the bill’s potential to hinder, rather than help, organizations’ ability to secure their computer systems as a reason for his decision.

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