The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act began as a federal criminal statute, but it has turned into an oft-used weapon in civil litigation.  See U.S.C. § 1030, et seq. (CFAA). Now, criminal and civil litigants await the Second Circuit’s decision on what exactly the CFAA covers.

Looking at the statute’s plain language, the CFAA

The 2014 Sony hack is again in the news, this time highlighting the threat that data breaches pose to the attorney-client privilege.  On April 16, 2015, WikiLeaks announced that it had posted and indexed hacked Sony emails.  Sony is now urging media outlets to be careful with the hacked emails that contain Sony’s attorney-client privilege