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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

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.”

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

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

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

Disgruntled employee lacked criminal intent to be sued for a civil violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

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

While the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act ("CFAA") permits seven causes of action to be brought by individuals or companies who have been victims of violations of the statute, practitioners lose sight of the fact that the CFAA is at its core a criminal statute

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

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