Ninth Circuit overturns CFAA verdicts for misusing databases

Orin Kerr writes:

The Ninth Circuit has handed down United States v. Christensen, a case that touches on a bunch of computer crime issues that include the scope of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). The court overturned CFAA convictions for employee misuse of a sensitive database. I think that result is correct, although I’m a bit puzzled by the way the court reached it.

The new case involves several defendants that were involved in the Pellicano Investigative Agency.

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