MONTGOMERY — State Senator Cam Ward and Representative Paul DeMarco announced that they will introduce legislation today to overhaul the criminal code in Alabama as it pertains to criminal activity committed online and through the internet. The bill, known as the Alabama Digital Crime Act, was the result of work carried out by the Alabama District Attorneys Association and other law enforcement agencies throughout the state.
Senate Bill 356 will update several key areas of the existing Alabama Computer Crime Act, which most legal experts agree is woefully outdated. The legislation will:
“I believe that modern day technology has caused a proliferation in online crimes via the internet. It is time for us to start using 21st Century tools to fight 21st Century crimes,” said Senator Cam Ward.
Ward went on to say, “whether these criminals use a gun or a computer as their tool, their theft and destruction leaves a great financial and psychological impact on our society.”