Twenty Years in Prison for Clearing Your Browser

Because of the legal response to the Enron scandal, you can do hard time for clearing your browser. In 2002, as this article in The Nation reviews, Congress passed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act with the intent of prohibiting companies under investigation from shredding documents. They wanted to prevent another Enron implosion. But prosecutors have found it to be an elastic law that gives them a great deal of leverage for putting people in prison. Prosecutors are able to apply the law broadly because Read more […]