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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


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


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


Security Interest v. License Agreement: Low Tech Precautions for the High Tech Investment
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2016

In this exciting age of startups, the market is brimming with opportunities for individuals and entities alike to invest in emerging companies


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


Massachusetts Attorney General enforcement action: data breach, the Massachusetts privacy regulation and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • August 23 2011

In March 2011, a Final Judgment by Consent was issued in Massachusetts v. Briar Group, LLC, which involves a 2009 Massachusetts data breach and implicates the Massachusetts privacy regulation and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (“PCI DSS”


Suing employees for computer fraud gets easier
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • November 7 2011

Four recent decisions handed down by four different federal courts of appeals during the past year have, in combination, greatly enhanced the ability of businesses to use the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) as a tool to protect competitively sensitive data and personal information stored in company computers


Second Circuit eases tension between U.S. discovery requirements and E.U. Privacy laws
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • August 11 2016

Microsoft scored an important victory when the Second Circuit ruled that the government is not authorized to issue warrants for customer data stored


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


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