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Steve Schneider Discusses 9th Circuit's Nosal Decision With SHRM

April 30, 2012

Steve Schneider writes about the recent 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in U.S. v. Nosal in the current Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) publication.

Rejecting the opinions of three other federal appellate courts, the 9th Circuit majority held that the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act (CFAA) does not criminalize access to an employer's computer system, even though such access occurred for a purpose prohibited by the employer's computer use policy, essentially limiting the CFAA to internal or external hacking of a computer system.


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