Congressman Sues Opponent, Claims Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Violation

Sep 26, 2016 By: Jeff Matsuura

Mike Honda of California has sued his campaign opponent alleging violations of the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Judge tosses hacking suit over #NeverTrump tweet

Jul 29, 2016 By: Melissa Sachs

The Colorado Republican Committee cannot bring a civil suit under a federal computer hacking law against an anonymous defendant who allegedly accessed the group’s Twitter account and posted an unauthorized tweet, a federal judge in Colorado has ruled.

Cyberlaw Update: Secret upskirt videos of employees aren’t protected data

May 16, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

A court recently dismissed a counterclaim by an employer against former employees for deleting data from his iPhone and iPad, which they allege was hidden upskirt video taken of them.

Law firm hires PI to spy on 12-year-old girl’s Facebook page

May 8, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The opposing counsel in a dog bite lawsuit hired a private investigator to pose as a Friend of a 12-year-old girl to collect information from her Facebook page.

Appeals court rules that surfing the web on a work computer isn’t a federal offense

Apr 12, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently interpreted the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act narrowly, preventing it from being used for unintended purposes.

Google sued for bypassing cookie-blocking security features

Mar 13, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

Google is being sued for circumventing a security feature built into the Safari browser that prevented third-party tracking cookies, such as those used by Google.