Monday, January 31, 2011

PI Law Update–Virginia Weighs In

VA State Seal outside State Capitol
Image by MudflapDC via Flickr

On January 31, 2011 the Virginia house voted 98 to 0 to pass House Bill HB 2271  to exempt Digital Forensics from the state Private Investigator law.

Here is a summary:

”Computer and digital forensic services; exempt from regulation as a private security service business.  Exempts from regulation as a private security service business any individual engaged in (i) computer or digital forensic services or in the acquisition, review, or analysis of digital or computer-based information, whether for purposes of obtaining or furnishing information for evidentiary or other purposes or for providing expert testimony before a court, or (ii) network or system vulnerability testing, including network scans and risk assessment and analysis of computers connected to a network.”
This is good news.

You can read the full text of the bill here:  HB 2271

This follows North Carolina passing similar legislation to exempt Digital Forensics from the PI law last year.

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