Van Buren v. United States Oral Argument

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Van Buren v. United States, a case concerning a statute of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) and… read more

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Van Buren v. United States, a case concerning a statute of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) and violations of terms of service agreements. Nathan Van Buren, a police officer in Georgia, was offered money to look up information on a person in a police database. He was later convicted of federal computer fraud for improper use of the database. He appealed his conviction, arguing he had authority as an officer to use the database even though it was not for official police business. Under the CFAA, it is unlawful for any person to “intentionally access a computer without authorization or exceeds authorized access, and thereby obtains … information from a protected computer.” Legal experts were closely monitoring this case because of its potential impact on Americans' daily computer use and terms of service agreements of social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and even dating apps such as Bumble and Tinder. close

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Van Buren v. United States Oral Argument

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Program ID:
477429-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 30, 2020 | 11:36am EST | C-SPAN.org
Last Aired:
Dec 05, 2020 | 2:00am EST | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Nov 30, 2020 | 11:36am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 03, 2020 | 4:28pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 04, 2020 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 05, 2020 | 2:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
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