Stored Communications Act

On October 10, 2012, the Supreme Court of South Carolina found in Jennings v. Jennings, et al., that a defendant who allegedly hacked into a plaintiff’s personal e-mail account to retrieve messages that were already read by the plaintiff was not liable under the Stored Communications Act (“SCA”), 18 U.S.C. § 2701.

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Continue Reading Hacking Into Personal E-Mail Account Not a Violation of the Stored Communications Act According to South Carolina Supreme Court

By Robert Milligan and Joshua Salinas

Wrongfully accessing someone’s personal email account may cost you $1,000 per unauthorized access, even if that person suffers no injury or loss. In Pure Power Boot Camp v. Warrior Fitness Boot Camp, 2010 WL 5222128 (S.D.N.Y. 2010), a New York district court permitted the recovery of statutory damages under the Stored Communications Act
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