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Can your company's computer use policy form the basis for a civil claim?

  • Quarles & Brady LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 29 2013

Can your company's computer use policy form the basis for a civil claim under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act? In a recent opinion, the Southern

Financial services report, fall 2013

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 16 2013

On July 31, 2013, the U.S. District Court For the District of Columbia issued a Sharply worded opinion holding the Federal

An employee is stealing company documentsthat can’t be protected activity, right?

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 3 2013

A supervisor discovers that an employee has recently downloaded thousands of pages of confidential Company billing and financial information, and

Different strokes: interpreting Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

  • Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • September 4 2012

Originally enacted in 1984 to address the growing problem of computer hacking, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act has been used to prosecute a wide variety of behavior, such as the violation of a non-compete agreement by a former employee, the leak of classified government materials, and cyber-bullying

Second Circuit reverses convictions in data-theft prosecution and narrowly interprets federal criminal statutes with important intellectual property implications

  • Foley Hoag LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 21 2012

In February 2012, following oral argument, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a brief order reversing Sergey Aleynikov’s convictions for violating the National Stolen Property Act, 18 U.S.C. 2314 (“NSPA”), and the Economic Espionage Act, 18 U.S.C. 1832(b) (“EEA”), and stating a longer opinion would follow

Employees may have committed a crime by violating employer’s computer use policy

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 11 2011

In this criminal proceeding brought under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”), the United States government filed a 20-count indictment against David Nosal (a former employee of KornFerry International) and his accomplices (also from KornFerry) as a result of their obtaining information from their employer’s computer system for the purpose of defrauding KornFerry and helping Nosal set up a competing business

Employee violation of employer computer use policy can support CFAA criminal charge

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 5 2011

An employee's violation of an employer's computer use policy can support a criminal charge of exceeding authorized access under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, a district court ruled

The Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is back in play for employer suits against dishonest employees in the Ninth Circuit

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 2 2011

On April 28, 2011, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held in an important decision upholding legal protections for employer data that employees may be held liable under the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (18 U.S.C. 1030 et seq.) in cases where employees steal or remove electronic files or data in violation of their employers' written computer-use restrictions

9th Circuit clarifies Brekka: employees can be criminally prosecuted for violating their employer’s computer policies

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 29 2011

In California, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Montana, Arizona, Nevada and Idaho - states covered by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals the answer as of yesterday is an emphatic "YES."

Can you rely on your corporate computer policies to sue ex-employees who steal company data?

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
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  • USA
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  • 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