Dangerous Ruling Says If Someone Goes Onto Your Openly Shared Google Drive, You Can Sue Them For Unauthorized Access

Mike Masnick writes:

If you accidentally leave your Google Drive accessible to anyone with the URL, and someone goes there and deletes stuff, is that “unauthorized access” and a violation of the CFAA? To me, the answer should be absolutely not. But in this recent ruling the judge went the other direction (first noted by Evan Brown).

So, let’s start this one off by noting that the defendant in this case seems to be a generally terrible person, who runs a Facebook group focused on spreading ridiculous nonsense regarding her local school district.

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