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NO PUNITIVES UNDER GCSPA

The Georgia Supreme Court recently held that the Georgia Computer Systems Protection Act (“GCSPA”) does not authorize an award of punitive damages. The GCSPA is a criminal statute that also allows for civil remedies for computer theft, computer trespass and other computer related misconduct. In Lyman v. Cellchem International, Inc., 2017 WL 279514 (2017), the Georgia Supreme…