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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

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

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

Design patents deserve some respect

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 20 2012

In the hierarchy of intellectual property rights, the big three are utility patents, trademarks and copyrights

The right to be forgotten what does it really mean?

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • European Union, Spain, USA
  • -
  • May 22 2014

In a decision with far-reaching consequences, the European Court of Justice (located in Luxembourg) ("ECJ") ruled on May 13, 2014, that E.U. Citizens

Important changes under MN Data Practices Act for publicprivate contracts for government functions

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 18 2014

On May 29, 2014, the Minnesota governor signed into law Senate File 1770, which makes a company's or private individual's records subject to

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

Suing employees for computer fraud gets easier

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 7 2011

Four recent decisions handed down by four different federal courts of appeals during the past year have, in combination, greatly enhanced the ability of businesses to use the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) as a tool to protect competitively sensitive data and personal information stored in company computers

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.”