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What Is the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”)?

Categories: Computer & Internet Crimes

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”) is a cyber-security law that outlaws conduct that victimizes computer systems. The purpose of the CFAA is to protect computers from trespass, threats, damage, espionage, and from being corruptly used as instruments of fraud. The act applies to all computers in which the federal government has an interest,…

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What is the Electronic Communications Privacy Act?

Categories: Computer & Internet Crimes

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The Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986, or the ECPA, consists of three parts. The first, sometimes referred to as Title III, outlaws the unauthorized interception of wire, oral, or electronic communications. It also establishes a judicially supervised procedure to permit such interceptions for law enforcement purposes. The second, the Stored Communications Act, focuses on…

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