Dual Views Of CFAA In NY

Law360, New York (January 10, 2011, 4:03 PM EST) -- Recent district court decisions in the Southern District of New York diverge on the proper interpretation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) in the employment context, and whether violation of an employer-imposed restriction that allows an employee to access information, but only for a specified purpose (e.g., only for legitimate business purposes), can give rise to a claim under the CFAA.

The CFAA was originally enacted in 1984 as a criminal statute, but has since been amended and expanded several times. The CFAA now...
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