Supreme Court narrows Computer Fraud and Abuse Act: Misusing access not quite the same as breaking in • The Register

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 Writing for the majority, Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett said Van Buren, though he flouted departmental policy, did not violate the CFAA by abusing his computer system access.

"This provision [of the CFAA] covers those who obtain information from particular areas in the computer -- such as files, folders, or databases -- to which their computer access does not extend," Associate Justice Barrett wrote. "It does not cover those who, like Van Buren, have improper motives for obtaining information that is otherwise available to them."



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