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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


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


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


Alice’s patent invalidated as “abstract,” but court declines to articulate standard applicable across industries
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • June 20 2014

In deciding Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, the Supreme Court yesterday invalidated Alice's patent to software for intermediated settlement of


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


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


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


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.”


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


Hulk-Sized Damages in Sex Tape Privacy and Publicity Case
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • March 24 2016

In 2006, Terry Gene Bollea, better known as "Hulk Hogan," had sex with his best friend's wife, Heather Clem. Apparently unbeknownst to either of them