CFAA Beacon Bill

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Representatives Tom Graves (R-GA) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) have introduced a bill to amend the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The bill, titled the “Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act,” would allow the defensive use of “beaconing” technology (see H.R. 4036).  A “beacon” is a program that causes traffic to leave a network at regular intervals.  […]

Microsoft and the Law of the Cloud: to the Supreme Court

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Last year I wrote about Microsoft’s Stored Communications Act litigation.  The dispute has now worked its way up to the Supreme Court.  Andrew Keane Woods offers a good primer on the case on the Lawfare Blog.  I generally agree with Andrew’s take:  (1) the extraterritoriality issues do not seem to raise major sovereignty concerns; and (2) […]