[US-CA] Wifi security non-feasance (no liability)

Nicholas Bohm nbohm at ernest.net
Thu Sep 13 12:34:07 BST 2012

On 13/09/2012 07:44, Igor Mozolevsky wrote:
> We had this discussion a while back, and now a judge (state-side)
> ruled, amongst other things, that a defendant has no duty in
> situations of “non-feasance” unless a “special relationship” exists
> which would give rise to such duty.
> https://www.eff.org/sites/default/files/Order%20Granting%20MOTD.pdf

I would expect an English court to reason in exactly the same way as the
US District Court about the negligence claim based on failing to secure
a wireless network, and to reject the claim accordingly.  (The other
issues were about US statute law which has no UK parallels.)

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