The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act 18 U.S.C. §1030 and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act 18 U.S.C. §2701 are generally regarded as federal criminal statutes. Amongst other things, they are statutes that were set up to prevent telephone tapping and Internet and e-mail hacking.
Individuals found guilty under these anti-hacking laws face the possibility of harsh criminal sentences. However, each of these code provisions also contains a sub-section allowing for civil claims to brought against individuals found in violation of these laws. Winter Park civil and criminal attorney Roddy Lanigan prosecutes and defends these specific types of civil and criminal cases in Federal court.
Specifically, under 18 U.S.C. §1030 a person may be found to have violated the law and subject to civil liability if they accessed a computer, without authorization or exceeded authorization, and obtained financial records of a financial institution, any department or agency of the United States, or any information from a protected computer.
Civil and criminal attorney Roddy Lanigan defends and prosecutes such cases in the Federal courts. Under 18 U.S.C. §2707, civil liability may attach if you intentionally accessed or exceed access to a facility through which an electronic communication service is provided. Electronic communication service has been defined by the courts as being telephone and e-mail companies.
Contact Central Florida attorney Roddy Lanigan for more information regarding complex litigation such as claims brought under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act 18 U.S.C. §1030 and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act 18 U.S.C. §2701.