Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Ninth Circuit Orders En Banc Hearing in U.S. v. Nosal

The Computer Fraud Abuse Act (CFAA)  allows individuals to not only be sued civilly, but charged criminally, for violating a website's terms of service, or company's written computer use policy. Privacy advocates, including the EFF, have voiced concerns that such an expansive interpretation of the law empowers private employers and websites to effectively create criminal laws. Now, the 9th Circuit will address en banc.



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