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U.S. Supreme Court unanimously rule that GPS installation and tracking of a vehicle constitutes a search, but the justices disagree on rationale - are lines being drawn on privacy rights and new technology?
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 23 2012

In a narrowly-drawn majority opinion, the United States Supreme Court ruled in United States v. Antoine Jones that the Government’s attachment of a GPS-tracking device to a vehicle, and the subsequent monitoring of the movements of that vehicle on public streets, constitutes a search


Novell prevails in long-running dispute over ownership of UNIX copyrights - and open source software moves on
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • August 31 2011

The dispute between The SCO Group and Novell, Inc. over the ownership of copyrights in the code to certain versions of the UNIX operating system, which started eight years ago, appears to have been handed its retirement papers by the Tenth Circuit


No expansion of CFAA liability for monetary exploit of software bug
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • November 13 2013

In the game Monopoly, lucky players landing on Community Chest might turn over the highly desirable "Bank Error in Your Favor, Collect $200&Prime


No Fourth Amendment violation in transfer of laptop seized at border for forensic examination
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2011

The transfer of a laptop seized at a border crossing to a facility 170 miles away for forensic examination was justified under the border search doctrine, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled


Cost of credit monitoring for victims of data security breach constitutes loss under CFAA
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2011

The cost of providing credit monitoring for employees whose personal information was accessed as a result of unauthorized access by an inmate to a prison computer network constitutes a "loss" under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ruled


Ninth Circuit panel says employee violation of employer computer use policy can support CFAA criminal charge
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 29 2011

A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled that 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


Decreased value of consumer personal information resulting from security breach confers standing in personal injury suit
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2011

A plaintiff whose personal data was contained in a social network service online database copied by a hacker sufficiently alleged an injury-in-fact to support Article III standing, on the theory that the value of his personal information was diminished as a result of the breach, a district court ruled


No implied consent under SCA to discovery of e-mails arises from e-mail account holder's fugitive status
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2011

A parent who is alleged to have unlawfully taken her children to a foreign county did not thereby consent, within the meaning of the Stored Communications Act, to the disclosure of her e-mails pursuant to a civil discovery subpoena directed to her ISP, the district court ruled


Employee violation of employer computer use policy can support CFAA criminal charge
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • 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


Federal lawsuit alleges infringement of minors' New York right of publicity by Facebook "like" and "friend finder" features
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2011

In what may represent a new wave in an interesting challenge to the viral nature of social media marketing, a recently filed putative class action asserts a right of publicity claim against Facebook in connection with the service's "Like" and "Friend Finder" features