Supreme Court to Review CFAA for First Time

"Riana Pfefferkorn, associate director of surveillance and cybersecurity at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society said a change in the interpretation of the CFAA could have a wide range of effects, not just on security research but also on other activities.

"This case has ramifications beyond the computer security context. A narrow reading of the CFAA is also important for other research that depends on the creation of dummy accounts and listings. An example is the Sandvig v. Barr case recently decided in federal district court in D.C., which sided with the Ninth and other circuits’ narrow reading of the law," Pfefferkorn said."