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The Computer Security Act of 1987

The Computer Security Act requires federal agencies to identify and protect computer systems that contain sensitive information.

This law requires agencies that keep sensitive information to conduct regular training and audits and to implement procedures to protect privacy. All federal agencies must comply with this act.

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The Cyber Security Enhancement Act


The Cyber Security Enhancement Act of 2002 allows federal agencies relatively easy access to ISPs and other data transmission facilities to monitor communications of individuals suspected of committing computer crime using the Internet. The act is also known as Section 225 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002.

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