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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


Reviewing employees' email
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2010

I'm confused: I thought we could review our employee's email communications when sent out on our company's equipment


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


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


U.S. v. Nosal re-argued before the 9th Circuit
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • December 19 2011

On December 15, 2011, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard argument en banc in U.S. v. Nosal, 642 F.3d 781 (9th Cir. 2011), reh’g en banc granted (Oct. 27, 2011


Legal headhunter sued for stealing confidential data about the portability of partners’ law practices
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • November 15 2010

The legal recruiting business is not immune from Computer Fraud and Abuse Act lawsuits


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


SEC brings an offering fraud action against a claimed app maker
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • August 19 2014

The SEC brought an action against a reputed "app" manufacturer who sold shares in two different entities beginning first in Colorado and later from


The conflicting rulings on employee data theft
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • July 13 2013

Employers should include access restrictions in agreements, limit access with technology and consider the jurisdiction. In all jurisdictions the