The Canadian teen had faced the possibility of jail time for alleged unauthorized access to a computer when, earlier this year, he automatically downloaded some 7,000 documents from the province's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy website.
Why would you want 7000 freedom of information requests?
no grounds to lay charges
No kidding, you can't charge someone for illegally accessing publicly available files.
A bunch of records – which contained thousands of people's addresses, social insurance numbers, and other sensitive details – had accidentally been placed online in non-redacted PDFs by officials.
This is the reason you when after the kid, to cover up your own stupidity.
Are they going to apologise to the kid they accused of hacking and to the people that may have lost personal information?