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SB 1411: Criminal E-personation (2010)


Senate Bill 1411 would make it unlawful to knowingly and without consent credibly impersonate another person through or on an Internet Web site or by other electronic means with the intent to harm, intimidate, threaten or defraud another person. 

Current law addressing false impersonation is outdated and was not drafted with the technologies of the 21st century in mind.  SB 1411 brings us up to date by making these forms of cyber impersonation a punishable offense.

After this bill passed the Legislature, Senator Simitian sent a letter to the Governor urging his signature on this bill.

For more information, you can read the SB 1411 "Fact Sheet" prepared by a member of Senator Simitian's staff.

Final Status and Text

SB 1411 is no longer active. Its final status was:
Signed into Law

You can read its final text on the Legislature's Bill Information site.

News & Press Releases about SB 1411

12/29/2010 - Online impersonation banned starting in New Year

12/21/2010 - Malicious E-personation Protection Effective January 1

09/28/2010 - Simitian Bill Makes Malicious E-Personation a Crime

08/12/2010 - Simitian Bill to Outlaw E-personation Passes Legislature

08/09/2010 - Simitian's bill aimed at online impersonation

06/22/2010 - California should outlaw online impersonation

06/20/2010 - Malicious Internet impersonation should be a crime

06/08/2010 - Senate Passes Simitian Bill to Outlaw Online Impersonation

03/22/2010 - Privacy interview