The U.S. Supreme court approved amendments to the legislation, which the American courts will give investigative agencies the authority to access any of the computers, including those residing abroad, writes Reuters.
Under the current earlier order, the judge could issue sanctions only for access to computers located in their jurisdiction.
Chief justice John Roberts has already sent the decision to Congress, which until December 1, shall make appropriate amendments to the legislation. However, if the legislators won’t make it this time, changes in Federal laws, the Supreme court’s decision will take effect automatically.
The Agency notes that the decision was taken despite the protests of human rights defenders and civil society activists, who believe that these amendments will significantly expand the powers of the FBI in the implementation of hacker attacks in the investigation of crimes.