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How The Expansion of Federal Cybercrime Laws Affects You


Cybercrime may be charged at the state level, see Minnesota Cybercrim Law: Stay Informed & Stay Up-To-Date and The Consequences of Criminal Sexual Cybercrimes. However, they may also be charged at the federal level.

In 1984, the U.S. passed the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) and many amendments have been made to this law and were codified in United States Code, title 18, section 1030. CFAA focuses on the following types of crimes:

There also other types of cybercrimes under the Electronics Communication Privacy Act (ECPA), which deals with crimes dealing with wire, oral, and electronic communications while they are being made, transmitted, or stored on a computer, as well as e-mail and data stored electronically. The federal government has also passed cybercrime laws such as:

Cybercrimes or the use of technology in general in prosecuting and defending cases is more prevalent every day. Make sure the lawyer you chose understands these types of cases and has access to reputable experts who can help with the retrieval and analysis of technology in your case.

If you have been charges with a cybercrime or have questions about cybercrimes, call Bruno Law at (763) 545-7900 or send us a message.

Related Articles and Resources:

Minnesota Cybercrime Law: Stay Informed & Stay Up-to-date

The Consequences of Criminal Sexual Cybercrimes