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Tag Archives: Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA)

Opposition to the House Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) Draft

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Last week I noted that the House Judiciary Committee was  circulating a proposal to reform the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act that was mostly a wish list for the Department of Justice.  Yesterday a diverse group of organizations and individuals (of whom I was one) sent a letter to the Committee urging the Committee to . . .
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Do Hack-Backs Violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act?

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 9:01 AM

In cybersecurity circles I often hear that firms are increasingly taking matters into their own hands in the face of cyber-exploitations or cyber-attacks by taking retaliatory steps against the computer systems that are the source of the exploitations or attacks.  A legal obstacle to such “hack-backs” is the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).  I had . . .
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