Bloomberg Law Brief: Password Sharing Conviction Upheld
Bloomberg - 07/07/2016
Andrea Matwyshyn, a law professor at Northeastern University Law School, and David Levine, a professor at the Elon University School of Law, discuss a federal appeals court ruling that could make it easier for the government to bring criminal charges against people who share passwords for online accounts. In a 2-1 decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. upheld the conviction of a man who was convicted under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of accessing his former employer’s computer system by convincing a then-employee to share her password. They speak with Bloomberg Law hosts June Grasso and Michael Best on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg Law.” Bloomberg’s Karen Moskow and Bob Moon report the day’s top legal stories.