Different Strokes: Interpreting Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

September 4, 2012  |  New York Law Journal

Since being enacted in 1984 to address the growing problem of computer hacking, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act has been used to prosecute a wide variety of behavior, including the violation of a non-compete agreement by a former employee, the leak of classified government materials, and cyber-bullying. This article examines recent court decisions and legislative efforts that seek to clarify the CFAA and its scope.

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