Bloomberg Law
Nov. 27, 2020, 3:01 PM

U.S. Supreme Court to Weigh Anti-Hacking Law’s Limits on Access

Andrea Vittorio
Andrea Vittorio

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral argument Nov. 30 over the scope of an anti-hacking law in a case that has implications for cybersecurity research, and other situations where computer access is in question.

The case, Van Buren v. United States, involves whether people who misuse their authorized access can be held liable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Appeals courts have split over the meaning of computer access and what counts as exceeding it. The case gives the high court the chance to clarify the law. Its decision could impact a wide range of computer ...

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