SC Email-Hacking Decision Means SCA Confusion

Law360, New York (October 16, 2012, 2:28 PM EDT) -- On Oct. 10, the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled that accessing another person’s online (personal) email is not a violation of the federal Stored Communications Act. This holding is in direct opposition to what the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held in 2004 in Theofel v. Farey-Jones.

At the outset you should keep in mind that this is a civil case, which differs from a criminal case. In this article we are looking at solely the Stored Communications Act, and a limited aspect thereof.

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