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Accenture employee faked medical leave to work for a competitor while stealing data from Accenture computers

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 29 2010

The recent case of Accenture, LLP v. Sidhu, 2010 WL 4691944 (N.D. Ca. Nov. 9, 2010) is a classic example of how the 9th Circuit’s holding in LVRC Holdings, LLC v. Brekka, 581 F.3d 1127, 1130-31 (9th Cir. 2009) has led to the dismissal of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”) claims (or criminal counts) in circumstances in which an employee is clearly not authorized to access the company computers

Electronic data security after Riley v. California

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 12 2014

It's 10 p.m. Do you know where your company's data is? One of your administrative employees' cell phone may be sitting on his nightstand. Another

Message from New York court: rely on CGL policy coverage for data breaches at your own peril

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 3 2014

A New York trial court announced a decision on February 21, 2014, that may be a harbinger of wide-reaching limitations on insurance coverage for data

Recognizing risks arising from invasion of privacy claims in the workplace

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 13 2013

One of the most significant liabilities that a company in California faces relates to claims that it has invaded an individual's privacy rights

Massachusetts Attorney General enforcement action: data breach, the Massachusetts privacy regulation and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 23 2011

In March 2011, a Final Judgment by Consent was issued in Massachusetts v. Briar Group, LLC, which involves a 2009 Massachusetts data breach and implicates the Massachusetts privacy regulation and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (“PCI DSS”

How do you sue an unknown hacker?

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 19 2010

The question was answered this week by a federal district court in Connecticut in the case of GWA, LLC v. Cox Communications, Inc. and John Doe

Privacy on your work computer?

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 8 2010

Can we expect any privacy when it comes to personal emails created at work?

Reviewing employees' email

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 3 2010

I'm confused: I thought we could review our employee's email communications when sent out on our company's equipment

9th Circuit clarifies Brekka: employees can be criminally prosecuted for violating their employer’s computer policies

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 29 2011

In California, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Montana, Arizona, Nevada and Idaho - states covered by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals the answer as of yesterday is an emphatic "YES."

How to prove “loss” for Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 11 2010

To bring a civil action based on the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act ("CFAA") a plaintiff must show that the alleged violation "caused . . . loss . . . aggregating at least $5,000 in value.”