A former employee who remotely accessed company computers over 125,000 times in order to transmit spyware and monitor network communications did not violate the Stored Communications Act (SCA). The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio ruled last week in Freedom Banc Mortgage Services, Inc., v. O’Harra that while the former employee’s actions did violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, they did not violate the SCA because the company network did not constitute an electronic communications “facility” within the meaning of the SCA. This reading of the SCA conflicts with a number of other federal district court rulings, which have held that the statute covers private servers.
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Company computers are not SCA 'facilities'
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