Terms of Service Violations are not Criminal Acts

In the United States, there is a law called the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), instilled to prevent hacking. With the advent of more regulatory information were are seeing on every website, terms of service, and privacy policies. These are required to advise users of how the website plans to use any information that you share with them. However, a recent court ruling in Federal court in the District of Columbia ruled that merely violating a website’s term of service is not to be considered a crime under this law. The plaintiffs had been creating accounts for fake employers and online job seekers to test racial discrimination activities. Because the plaintiffs used valid credentials,

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