Vol. 73 No. 1 -- Winter 2017/2018

  January 2018




Unauthorized Access to Computerized Information

During the year covered by this survey, several court decisions dealt with intrusions into computer systems that were challenged under various laws. Parts II and III of this survey focus on use of another’s password and what constitutes loss under the Consumer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”). Part IV covers two class actions filed against tech giants for interception of e-mails in transit for the purpose of targeting advertisements. Part V addresses a case involving undisclosed sharing of children’s online video viewing data. Finally, Part VI provides an update on a proposed amendment to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (“ECPA”).