The California Comprehensive Computer Data Access and Fraud Act is in §502 of the California Penal Code.
According to the State Administrative Manual of California, the purposes is as follows:
"The Comprehensive Computer Data Access and Fraud Act (Penal Code Section 502) affords protection to individuals, businesses, and governmental agencies from tampering, interference, damage, and unauthorized access to lawfully created computer data and computer systems. It allows for civil action against any person convicted of violating the criminal provisions for compensatory damages."
Penalties Under the CCCDAFA:
According to the California Comprehensive Computer Data Access and Fraud Act, violations of the law are subject to criminal penalties. For violating some of the more major premises of the Act, the punishment can be up to a $10,000 fine and a 3 year prison term.
- 'People v. Hawkins' (2002)
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- Facebook, Inc. v. Power Ventures, Inc.
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- SCEA v. George Hotz et al. (2011)
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