Texas Rep Introduces Bill to Help Police Combat Cyber-Crime

Earlier today, Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) introduced the Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017 in order to help state and local law enforcement fight cyber-crime.

The bill calls for the National Computer Forensics Institute (NCFI) to:

disseminate homeland security information related to the investigation and prevention of cyber and electronic crime and related threats, and educate, train, and equip State, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and judges.

Ratcliffe said of the need for the bill, “We’ve all seen crime shows on TV where pieces of DNA evidence – a strand of hair or a drop of blood – solve the case. But in today’s world, we also have to consider digital evidence. This could be an email that was sent, an online purchase, or geolocation technology that places an individual at the scene of a crime."

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