N.J.S.A 2A:38A-3. Computer-related offenses; compensatory and punitive damages; costs and expenses

2A:38A-3. Computer-related offenses; compensatory and punitive damages; costs and expenses

A person or enterprise damaged in business or property as a result of any of the following actions may sue the actor therefor in the Superior Court and may recover compensatory and punitive damages and the cost of the suit including a reasonable attorney’s fee, costs of investigation and litigation:

a. The purposeful or knowing, and unauthorized altering, damaging, taking or destruction of any data, data base, computer program, computer software or computer equipment existing internally or externally to a computer, computer system or computer network;

b. The purposeful or knowing, and unauthorized altering, damaging, taking or destroying of a computer, computer system or computer network;

C. The purposeful or knowing, and unauthorized accessing or attempt to access any computer, computer system or computer network;

d. The purposeful or knowing, and unauthorized altering, accessing, tampering with, obtaining, intercepting, damaging or destroying of a financial instrument; or

e. The purposeful or knowing accessing and reckless altering, damaging, destroying or obtaining of any data, data base, computer, computer program, computer software, computer equipment, computer system or computer network.

L.1984, C. 182, S.3.

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