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SCOTUS ‘Van Buren’ Ruling Makes Policing Employee Conduct More Complicated

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Employee handbooks may need to be updated after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in the Van Buren v. United States case. The Supreme Court essentially took Computer Fraud and Abuse Act civil and criminal prosecutions off the table for combating employees’ improper use of company-owned computers and databases to which they have access. 

On Thursday, the justices, in a 6-3 decision, agreed with taking a narrow scope for interpreting the CFAA’s “exceed authorized access” language.