Computer trespass; computer invasion of privacy, penalty, civil relief. (SB1090)

Introduced By

Sen. Glen Sturtevant (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Computer trespass; computer invasion of privacy; penalty; civil relief. Makes it a Class 5 felony for a person to maliciously install or cause to be installed a computer program that takes control of or restricts access to another computer or computer network, or data therein, and demand money or anything else of value to remove the computer program; restore control of or access to the computer or computer network, or data therein; or remediate the impact of the computer program. The bill adds medical information to the list of information that if obtained without authority constitutes computer invasion of privacy. The bill expands the private right of action for a person or property that is injured by a computer trespass. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101150D
01/06/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2017Impact statement from VCSC (SB1090)
01/16/2017Reported from Courts of Justice (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2017Rereferred to Finance
01/24/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1090)
01/31/2017Passed by indefinitely in Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2288.