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Proposed Bill Would Allow Americans to Sue Foreign Cyber-Actors

March 10, 2021

Referred to as the Homeland and Cyber Threat Act, or the HACT Act, the legislation is the reintroduced version of a bill initially introduced in August 2019.

The bill was reintroduced by Reps. Jack Bergman (MI-01), Colin Allred (TX-32), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), Joe Neguse (CO-02), and Andy Kim (NJ-03).

Per the bill, Americans would be able to make claims in federal or state courts if they are in any way affected by cyber-attacks that foreign states have conducted against them.

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