Thursday, August 10, 2017

Working to Halt Online Abuse

Working to Halt Online Abuse

Working to Halt Online Abuse

Working to Halt  Online Abuse logoThis list consists of current and pending cyberstalking-related United States federal and state laws, as well as those states that do not have laws yet and related laws from other countries. Currently, there are 45 cyberstalking (and related) laws on the books. We do not include laws that only address online harassment of children or that focus on child predators; we have listed laws that protect adult cyberstalking victims (or all victims of any age). We found in our research that many states which claim to have cyberstalking laws actually have only laws that protect victims ages 18 and under.

If your state or country is not represented, or does not currently have a cyberstalking law, please contact your state legislators to lobby for a law. If the law in your state is pending, please contact the bill's sponsors and your legislators in support of it. If you don't know who your state legislators are, you can probably find them at Project Vote Smart.

You may also want to check out Global Cyber Law Database. It "aims to become the most comprehensive and authoritative source of cyber laws for all countries". Lists laws for many different countries and regions.

US Laws

Elyssa D. D. Durant 
Research &  Policy Analyst

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