Computer Crime Law, 2018 Summer Supplement

46 Pages Posted: 14 Aug 2018

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Orin S. Kerr

University of Southern California Gould School of Law

Date Written: July 28, 2018


This document is the 2018 Summer Supplement for Kerr's Computer Crime Law (4th Edition 2018). It covers legal developments from December 2017 through July 2018. New materials include a critical new Fourth Amendment case, Carpenter v. United States; an explanation of the new CLOUD Act on cross-border data requests and challenges on foreign conflicts grounds; new circuit court decisions diverging on how the Fourth Amendment's border search exception applies to computer searches; new cases and notes interpreting the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act; and new decisions construing the Stored Communications Act.

Note: This supplement is intended to be used in conjunction with the new Fourth Edition of Computer Crime Law, ISBN: 978-1-63459-899-6, published by West Academic Publishing, as well as the 2018 Statutory Supplement to Kerr's Computer Crime Law, ISBN: 978-1640206021.

Keywords: Computer Crime, CFAA, Fourth Amendment, Cyberlaw, ECPA

JEL Classification: K1, K14, K42

Suggested Citation

Kerr, Orin S., Computer Crime Law, 2018 Summer Supplement (July 28, 2018). Available at SSRN: or

Orin S. Kerr (Contact Author)

University of Southern California Gould School of Law ( email )

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Los Angeles, CA 90089
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