US Supreme Court restricts broad scope of CFAA law

This might stop the act being used to prosecute security researchers?…: …:

[…] Today’s ruling is seen as a step forward for critics of the CFAA and its overly broad interpretation.

“Today’s win is an important victory for users everywhere. The Court rightly held that exceeding authorized access under the CFAA does not encompass “violations of circumstance-based access restrictions on employers’ computers,” the EFF stated in a blog post about the ruling.

“This means that private parties’ terms of service limitations on how you can use information, or for what purposes you can access it, are not criminally enforced by the CFAA,” the EFF added.


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