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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

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

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

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

Inadvertent disclosure of privileged documents

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 12 2012

Federal Rule of Evidence 502 was introduced to address a common issue in large scale ediscovery productions: the inadvertent produciton of privileged documents

California court grants summary judgment to CISCO systems on computer fraud and abuse claim, holding that Brekka does not apply to ex-employees

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 28 2010

Last week a federal district court in California granted Cisco Systems, Inc. summary judgment on its Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”) claim against an ex-employee who “on multiple occasions and without authorization, . . . used a Cisco employee’s password to gain access to Cisco’s computer systems and download Cisco’s proprietary and copyrighted software.”

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

United States Chess Federation embroiled in computer fraud prosecution

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 26 2010

Last week the federal district court in Northern California downgraded felony Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”) counts to misdemeanors against Gregory Alexander who is charged with accessing “on thirty-four separate occasions . . . without authorization, the Yahoo! email account of Randall Hough, one of the board members of the United States Chess Federation (“USCF”).”