Supreme Court Agrees to Decide Scope of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
Although this case involves a criminal prosecution, the decision will implicate the ability of companies to bring civil cases in federal court against employees and former employees that improperly access company data for improper purposes. The CFAA has been an important tool for companies to enforce the confidentiality of data in their computer systems and has become increasingly important as more and more confidential data is electronic.
Appellate Division Permits Public Records Access to Police Use of Force Reports Involving Juveniles
On February 19, 2020, the New Jersey Appellate Division issued a decision Digital First Media v. Ewing Township permitting a newspaper access under New Jersey’s Open Public Records Act (OPRA) to Use of Force Reports (UFR) involving a juvenile, provided the juvenile’s name is redacted.