[SATLUG] Texas Law

David Kowis dkowis at shlrm.org
Sat Jun 28 14:09:05 CDT 2008


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Jennifer Van Gorkom wrote:
|> From: Joe Rose <jerosejr at gmail.com>
|> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Texas Law
|> To: "The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List" <satlug at satlug.org>
|> Date: Saturday, June 28, 2008, 11:24 AM
|> Are they refering to a forensic investigation as opposed to
|> more technical
|> troubleshooting?  Definitely needs bettter definitions...
|
|
| The law that the article seems to be talking about is 80(R) HB 2388.
| http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/html/HB02833F.htm
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| Another page that has the relevant section of the law highlighted is:
|
http://postprocess.wordpress.com/2007/07/17/will-lit-support-vendors-need-a-pi-license-in-texas/
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| If I read this right, tracking down what someone did to mess up their
computer, or how it was hacked and by who would both be things I do on a
regular basis that are totally normal in the computer world and would
violate this law.
|
|

And I thought the Texas legislature was smarter than that.
I wonder how this affects commercial entities such as Geek Squad, and
Circuit City's Firedog. Theoretically, they could only employ Private
Investigators to do the work for them. I worked for them for a bit, and
I promise you, I'm not a PI.

I sure hope this gets shut down. It's quite possible the most ridiculous
thing I've heard of...


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David Kowis

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