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CDT Pins Antispyware Hopes On Private Pressure On Advertisers

Publication Date: 
February 14, 2007
Washington Internet Daily

"Washington Internet Daily" quotes Center for Internet and Society Executive Director and lecturer Jennifer Stisa Granick about spyware laws.

Jennifer Granick, exec. dir.-Stanford Center for Internet and Society, agreed spyware-fighters should be "squeamish" about criminal provisions. "There's definitely a question whether we need [federal] legislation at all," since 95% of spyware activity already is illegal, and a new law could be too narrow, going after only the most egregious behavior, she said.