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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

How not to investigate a suspected data theft

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 16 2011

There are few reported cases that reflect the problems that can result from computer investigations being inexpertly performed

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

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

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

Employees’ informational privacy rights - Supreme Court decides NASA v. Nelson

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 31 2011

On January 19, 2011, the United States Supreme Court decided the case of NASA v. Nelson, No. 09-530

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

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