CFAA Violation

CFAA Violations

Daphne Data Security Attorney – (251) 202-3374

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) was first created to protect government computers from hacking by creating criminal penalties for accessing a computer or files without express permission. Due to multiple changes in the law since its establishment, the CFAA effectively applies to any electronic device that can access the internet, including your work computer, private laptop, and smartphone. A 2008 amendment to the CFAA also expanded the definition in such a way that even electronic devices not connected to the internet are often protected by the law.

When someone is caught violating the CFAA, they can be prosecuted for crimes and targeted by a civil claim brought forth by the person whose rights were violated. If you suspect your computer or smartphone has been hacked, call (251) 202-3374 to connect with Elizabeth A Citrin PC and our data security lawyer in Daphne, Alabama. Using our years of experience focusing on complex injury claims, like consumer fraud and breach of contract cases, we can determine if the specific CFAA violations of your case permit civil action.

Significant CFAA Violations Warranting a Civil Claim

In today’s day and age, digital trespasses occur around-the-clock in some way, shape, or form. Most incidents will never be noticed and, as such, do not make serious consequences for the victim. However, when an incident of a CFAA breach is large or severe enough to be noticed, it is important to take whatever legal action possible to penalize the intruder and deter others from doing the same.

Examples of serious CFAA violations include:

  • Financial information stolen from banks and monetary institutions
  • User information sold to third parties secretly and en masse
  • Employees leaking company data to competitors
  • Theft of government held information

Another common example of a CFAA violation is when medical records are revealed wrongfully to the public or a third party. This is technically a violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), but it can also be a CFAA violation if the medical record was stolen or leaked through digital means.

Intelligent & Compassionate Representation for Your CFAA Violation Case

Elizabeth A Citrin PC and our data security lawyer, Attorney Elizabeth Citrin, can represent companies and businesses who have had their intellectual property and private data jeopardized due to a CFAA violation. We are also capable of representing individuals who have suffered noticeable economic or noneconomic damages due to a third party’s digital trespass. Additionally, there have been many cases in which a class of plaintiffs band together after having their private information sold for profit. Our Daphne CFAA violation attorney is capable of providing insightful, proactive representation in such cases as well.

Learn more about the CFAA and relevant violations by calling (251) 202-3374 now.

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