The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has adopted a narrow interpretation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, making it more difficult for prosecutors, employers, website operators, and others to go after someone who has some authorization to access a computer or electronic information but violates restrictions on that access.  U.S. v. Valle involves the notorious “Cannibal Cop,” the New York City police officer who was charged with violating the CFAA as part of a conspiracy to kidnap women so he could torture, rape, murder, and eat them,  The court of appeals reversed Valle’s CFAA conviction, giving the term “exceeds authorized access” a narrow interpretation.  It also affirmed the district court’s judgment of acquittal on the conspiracy charge, meaning the Cannibal Cop is now free for lunch.