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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

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 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.”

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

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

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

Sarah Palin hacker’s conviction stands for accessing her Yahoo email account

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 20 2010

The college student David C. Kernell who was convicted by a Chattanooga, Tennessee jury of various federal crimes including a violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”) for accessing Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s Yahoo email account will be sentenced on October 29, 2010

Sex crimes, cell phones and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 18 2011

If anyone deserves a longer sentence, it is a sex offender who victimizes minors