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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

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

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

The conflicting rulings on employee data theft

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

Employers should include access restrictions in agreements, limit access with technology and consider the jurisdiction. In all jurisdictions the

California court permits company to subpoena Yahoo, Google and ISPs to identify anonymous computer hacker

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 6 2010

A federal court in San Jose California last week permitted SolarBridge Technologies, Inc. (“SolarBridge”) to serve subpoenas on Yahoo, Google and various Internet Service Providers to identify the sender of an email containing SolarBridge’s confidential and trade secret protected data including schematics and other product designs of current and future products

The 9th Circuit: employees are free to steal from the company computers

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 11 2012

Yesterday the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion holding that limiting an employee’s access to the company computers solely for business purposes, i.e. not stealing the data for a competitor, cannot be the predicate for a violation of the federal computer crime statute, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”), Title 18, U.S. C. 1030

A weapon against hackers on the home front

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 14 2014

Over the past year the national press has repeatedly reported on the vulnerability of our intellectual property to nation-state hackers like

Why two district courts dismissed valid computer fraud and abuse claims for lack of jurisdiction

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 1 2010

Two federal district courts, one in Maryland and the other in Texas, dismissed what each court considered to be valid civil claims under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act ("CFAA"

Can you rely on your corporate computer policies to sue ex-employees who steal company data?

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 21 2010

Two recent district court opinions add to the caselaw providing judicial guidance on how employers might update their corporate computer policies to be able to sue ex-employees for stealing company data based on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act ("CFAA"), the federal computer crime statute

Legal headhunter sued for stealing confidential data about the portability of partners’ law practices

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 15 2010

The legal recruiting business is not immune from Computer Fraud and Abuse Act lawsuits