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Second Cir: Facebook Case Reveals Difference b/t CFAA & SCA Statute of Limitation Periods

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The Second Circuit confirmed that the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (18 USC 1030) and the Stored Communications Act (18 USC 2701) calculate the starting point of their two year statute of limitation differently.  If someone’s email and/or social media accounts are hacked, the statutory periods are calculated differently.  This case may be important since… Read More

Lawyers’ Ethical Duties Re Internet Scams

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The Association of the Bar of the City of New York has issued Opinion 2015-3 regarding, “Lawyers Who Fall Victim to Internet Scams.” The Opinion addresses the following: – If you get an email solicitation that appears to be fake, “the best approach is to ignore such solicitations altogether.”  A lawyer has no ethical duty… Read More