To improve the enforcement of criminal and civil law with respect to cloud computing, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Cloud Computing Act of 2012''.
SEC. 2. UNLAWFUL ACCESS TO CLOUD COMPUTING SERVICES.
(a) In General.--Section 1030 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: ``(k) For purposes of an offense described in paragraph (2)(C), (4), or (5) of subsection (a) or an attempt or conspiracy to commit such an offense, if the protected computer is part of a cloud computing service, each instance of unauthorized access of a cloud computing account, access in excess of authorization of a cloud computing account, or attempt or conspiracy to access a cloud computing account without authorization or in excess of authorization shall constitute a separate offense.''. (b) Definitions.--Section 1030(e) of title 18, United States Code, is amended-- (1) in paragraph (11), by striking ``and'' at the end; (2) in paragraph (12), by striking the period at the end and inserting a semicolon; and (3) by adding at the end the following: ``(13) the term `cloud computing account' means information stored on a cloud computing service that requires a password or similar information to access and is attributable to an individual, which may include allowing a customer of the cloud computing service to have multiple accounts; and...