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Second Circuit Sharpens Split on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (18 U.S.C.  1030) (CFAA) represents the main federal cause of action against unauthorized intrusion into computer systems and networks.  In relevant part, the statute prohibits users from intentionally accessing a protected computer without authorization, or “exceeding authorized access” to that computer.  Members of Congress have floated conflicting proposals to amend the statute.