Supreme Court Narrows Use of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Episode 1803 (06:42)

Supreme Court

Going before the Supreme Court, the decades-long Computer Fraud and Abuse Act has been narrowed in its application on constitutional grounds.  Leo says that the act is only really used to prosecute when no other law applies, and the particular case was regarding a police officer who was prosecuted for improperly accessing a driver's license database. Leo says that it's a good thing that law enforcement has been reigned in, since the act was rife for abuse, including being a threat to most websites' terms of service.