Unauthorized account access; Class 1 misdemeanor for person accessing password-protected database. (HB1110)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patrons Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge), and Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Unauthorized account access; penalty.  Creates a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person who accesses a password-protected database, file, or online account of another without authority and creates, deletes, or alters any data or information in the database, file, or online account. If a person commits the crime of unauthorized account access and causes damage to the property of another valued at $1,000 or more the person is guilty of a Class 6 felony. The provisions of this crime shall not apply to (i) a law-enforcement officer, as defined in 9.1-101, acting in the performance of his official duties or (ii) a parent or guardian of any child, unless that child has been judicially declared emancipated. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103081D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Science and Technology
01/14/2010Impact statement from VCSC (HB1110)
01/20/2010Stricken from docket by Science and Technology


Virginia ITSP Association, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Technology - Safety