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Oracle vs. Google: More Than Just Coffee
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2016

Java - what does it mean to you? If you are like me, it’s your favorite morning beverage. It’s also an island in Indonesia that you hope to visit


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


California court holds that an employee can be sued under the CFAA for deleting company files
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • June 17 2010

Without referring to its Circuit's controlling decision of LVRC Holdings LLC v. Brekka, 581 F.3d 1127, (9th Cir. 2009) , a federal district court in San Jose, California permitted a Computer Fraud and Abuse (“CFAA”) claim to proceed against an ex-employee for deleting files from her former employer’s computer


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


Message from New York court: rely on CGL policy coverage for data breaches at your own peril
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • March 3 2014

A New York trial court announced a decision on February 21, 2014, that may be a harbinger of wide-reaching limitations on insurance coverage for data


Time to check whether your insurance policies cover lawsuits alleging misuse of advertising software and cookies
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • October 4 2010

In the past six months approximately 6 class action lawsuits have been filed in Los Angeles federal district court against various companies for, among other things, violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”), Title 18 U.S. C. 1030, based on advertising technology that tracks a computer’s web surfing practices


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


EU-US Data Transfer Privacy Shield: Political Agreement Achieved Regarding “Safe Harbor 2.0”
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • February 5 2016

On February 2, 2016, following three months of intense negotiations in the wake of the October 6, 2015 decision by the Court of Justice of the


Important changes under MN Data Practices Act for publicprivate contracts for government functions
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2014

On May 29, 2014, the Minnesota governor signed into law Senate File 1770, which makes a company's or private individual's records subject to


The uphill climb continues for privacy class actions: Ninth Circuit affirms dismissal of claims against Facebook, Zynga
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • May 15 2014

On May 8, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California's decision