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The Continuing Split of Authority in the Interpretation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

One of my recent blog posts highlighted how the United States Supreme Court’s dismissal of the petition for writ of certiorari seeking review of the Fourth Circuit’s opinion in WEC Carolina Energy Solutions, LLC v. Miller, 687 F.3d 199 (4th Cir. 2012), dashed the latest hope for the resolution of the Circuit split over the scope of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”), 18 U.S.C. § 1030. Click here to read prior blog entry. A recent decision out of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York demonstrates that differing opinions on the scope of the CFAA continue to exist even, in some cases, within the same federal judicial district.

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