Circuit Split On CFAA Leaves Employers Scratching Heads

Law360, New York (August 13, 2012, 10:02 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has decided not to seek U.S. Supreme Court review of a Ninth Circuit ruling that the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act does not apply to employees who violate company computer use policies, leaving in place a circuit split that attorneys said Monday puts employers in a tough spot.

The DOJ informed the Ninth Circuit on Aug. 2 that the solicitor general would not file a petition to the high court over the appeals court's April 10 en banc decision not to...
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