Federal anti-hacking prosecutions reined in by appeals court ruling

Federal anti-hacking prosecutions reined in by appeals court ruling

San Francisco : CA : USA | Apr 10, 2012 at 11:52 AM PDT
Source: San Jose Mercury News
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Circuit Court of Appeals strictly limited the scope of the 1984 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, saying it cannot be used to prosecute someone simply for the unauthorized use of information on their workplace computers. The case has been closely watched by digital civil liberties groups, who warned that... FULL ARTICLE AT San Jose Mercury News
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