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Epilogue to the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Hacking Case

St Louis Cardinals Hacking Baseball

A while ago, I wrote about a case involving a member of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team staff who improperly accessed a database of the Houston Astros.   There is now an epilogue to report in the case.  The individual who engaged in the illegal access — a scouting director named Chris Correa — […]

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Baseball’s “Hacking” Case: Are You a Hacker Too?

By Daniel J. Solove   I’m a St. Louis Cardinals fan, so I guess it is fitting that my favorite team becomes embroiled in a big privacy and data security incident.  At the outset, apologies for the feature photo above.  It pulled up under a search for “baseball hacker,” and as a collector of ridiculous […]

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Do Computer “Unlawful Access” Laws Exempt Improperly Accessing a Spouse’s Account?

Email - Improper Access

Do computer “unlawful access” laws exempt improperly accessing a spouse’s account? Short answer: No.  This case got considerable media attention and outrage when it was first reported.  A man accessed his wife’s email without her consent.  They were separated.  He was charged with violating the Michigan’s computer unlawful access law, MCL 752.795, which is similar […]

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