Georgia Cyberstalking Law

The Law in Georgia

“(a)(1) A person commits the offense of stalking when he or she
follows, places under surveillance, or contacts another person at or
about a place or places without the consent of the other person for
the purpose of harassing and intimidating the other person.” Georgia
has included protection from this behavior on computers and networks.
For example, routinely tracking an individual’s movements on-line and
patterns of harassing or intimidating actions may reasonably cause
that person to fear for his safety (the law applies to a family
member, too) if no legitimate purpose can be demonstrated. Of course,
a computer can’t be used to harass if a temporary protective order or
other such order is in place. Violating such an order will constitute
stalking as well. While a first conviction is generally a misdemeanor,
the law makes subsequent offenses a felony and the punishments are
much more far reaching.

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