The American Civil Liberties Union (“ACLU”) announced in June that it is challenging the constitutionality of certain provisions of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 (“CFAA”), 18 U.S.C. § 1030 (2008). In a suit against the Department of Justice, the ACLU argues that the decades-old anti-hacking law violates the First Amendment by preventing researchers from investigating whether computer programs are being used to discriminate against people by race, age, or gender.Read More...
Archive for the ‘Hacking’ Category
Flash Digest: News in Brief
By Frederick Ding — Edited by Ken Winterbottom
Supreme Court grants certiorari to Samsung on design patent damages
Justice Department announces indictments of seven Iranians for state-sponsored cyberattacks
Civil liberties group warns of NYC’s newest surveillance network: free public Wi-FiRead More...
Federal Circuit Flash Digest
By Patrick Gallagher – Edited by Ken Winterbottom
TOR Project Head Alleges FBI Paid Carnegie Mellon for Hack in Connection with Silk Road 2.0 Investigation
DOJ Decides Not to Support FCC in Efforts to Preempt States Laws Limiting Municipal Broadband Projects
D.C. Court of Appeals Permits Continuation of Bulk Domestic Phone Data CollectionRead More...
Sony’s $8 Million Hacking Settlement
By Ann Kristin Glenster — Edited by Ariane Moss
Sony Pictures reaches a settlement with its employees over last year’s data breach in response to the planned release of the controversial comedy film, “The Interview”. The agreement, which is awaiting approval by the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, carries an $8 million price tag for the entertainment giant.Read More...
Data Breach Victims, Rejoice: Seventh Circuit Finds that Threat of Injury is Sufficient for Article III Standing in Data Breach Class Actions
By Brittany Doyle – Edited by Ariane Moss
Last Monday, the Seventh Circuit Courto of Appeals ruled that victims of a data breach had standing to pursue a class action even when they had not suffered direct financial harm as a result of the breach or when they had already been compensated for financial harm resulting from the breach. The opinion reversed a contrary district court decision, which the Seventh Circuit said had incorrectly read the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Clapper v. Amnesty International USA.Read More...