“News of the World” Phone Hacks A Violation of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act?

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Professor Orin Kerr is certainly one of the leading authorities on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. In a recent blog post he provides an excellent analysis of how the hacking scandal involving the English newspaper “News of the World” may have violated the United State’s Computer Fraud and Abuse Act law even though it involved a hacking committed by people in the England of computers located in the England. Here is Professor Kerr’s blog and I would encourage you to read it to learn more about the international breadth of the CFAA: The Volokh Conspiracy » Did the “News of the World” Phone Hacks Violate U.S. Criminal Law?.

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