On May 19, 2022, the Department of Justice announced it would not charge good-faith hackers who expose weaknesses in computer systems with violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA or Act), 18 U.S.C. § 1030. Congress enacted the CFAA in 1986 to promote computer privacy and cybersecurity and amended the Act several times, most
Brittany M. Fisher is a member of the Litigation Practice in Greenberg Traurig’s Boston office. Her practice includes commercial litigation, white collar defense, and eDiscovery matters. Prior to joining the firm, Brittany served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia, where she presented evidence in jury trials and investigated mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, and aggravated identity theft, among other crimes. She also worked as a litigation associate in the Washington, D.C. office of a large, international law firm.