U.S. National Privacy and Cybersecurity Podcast

69 | DOJ Changes Policy on Computer Fraud & Abuse Act

Episode Summary

This week we are joined by Mark Rasch, Adjunct Professor at George Washington University Law School and former DOJ prosecutor of cybercrimes, to discuss the DOJ's recent change to its policy for charging good faith security research cases under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. We explore the types of actions that fall within the new policy and those that do not and linkages to the Register of Copyrights definition of “good faith research.” In addition, the episode weaves in a discussion of the recent Ninth Circuit opinion in HiQ v. LinkedIn and Supreme Court decision in Van Buren v. U.S.