According to Mark Jaycox, a legislative analyst at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, proposed changes to the CFAA could make cases like Auernheimer’s more commonplace by criminalizing any unauthorized access to computer data — even if the data’s owner leaves it unsecured.

“It introduces this idea that the computer owner can claim you knew you weren't supposed to access this information, and trigger the CFAA,” Jaycox explained.

Friday, January 16, 2015
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