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United States v. Valle, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 21028 at *4 (2d Cir. Dec. 3, 2015)

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Second Circuit Adopts Narrow Construction of Federal Computer Fraud Statute, Joins Circuit Split

Jackson Lewis P.C. • December 11, 2015
Ruling that under the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), an individual “exceeds authorized access” only when he obtains or alters information on a computer that he does not have authorization to access for any purpose, the federal appeals court in New York has reversed the conviction of a former police officer. United States v. Valle, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 21028 at *4 (2d Cir. Dec. 3, 2015). The Second Circuit has jurisdiction over Connecticut, New York, and Vermont. The Second Circuit joins the Fourth and Ninth Circuits in adopting a narrow interpretation of the civil and criminal statute.