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Computer Crime

Connecticut state law:

  • prohibits someone without authorization from using a computer or computer network to falsify e-mail transmission or routing information, disable a computer or computer network, cause a computer to malfunction, alter or erase data, create or alter financial instruments, cause physical injury to property, or make unauthorized copies.
  • establishes three ways to enforce its prohibition: through the criminal court system; the civil court system (including CUTPA); and a private right of action.
  • provides that it is not to be construed to interfere with computer licenses and does not create liability for Connecticut based e-mail providers.

An organization does not violate the law when it sends unsolicited bulk e-mail to its members.