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Howard University Beats Claims It Hacked Former Employee

Feb. 11, 2020, 5:33 PM

Howard University Hospital dodged claims that it violated a federal wiretap law after a Washington federal court ruled a former employee didn’t show the hospital usurped her texts and emails.

The possibility that Howard University “may be able to intercept her communications, by virtue of accessing her accounts, is insufficient to state a claim,” District Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled, dismissing the matter and remanding the case to a local D.C. court.

The ruling Monday shows how hacking allegations under the Federal Wiretap Act that don’t raise a defendant’s interception...

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