The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to settle an intra-circuit dispute as to whether an authorized user of a computer system commits a criminal act by using it for an improper purpose. 

The justices Monday granted certiorari in the case of a police officer in Cumming, Georgia, convicted of computer fraud after he was paid to access a statewide criminal database to see whether a woman, who  an acquaintance was purportedly interested in dating, was an undercover officer.

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