U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Review Computer Fraud Cases

Oct. 10, 2017, 1:59 PM

Two decisions on the scope of unauthorized access under a federal computer fraud law won’t be reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court.

The high court Oct. 10 declined to review two decisions by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that a defendant can run afoul of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) by accessing a computer or social media data without permission, or if permission has been explicitly revoked (Nosal v. United States, No. 16-1344, cert. petition denied 10/10/17; Power Ventures, Inc. v. Facebook, Inc., No. 16-01105, cert. petition denied 10/10/17).

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