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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


Nebraska court: the CFAA is not constitutionally vague
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • April 15 2010

How do semi-nude photos, suicide and a possible decision by the US Supreme Court relate to a Nebraska decision handed down last month on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act ("CFAA")?


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.”


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


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


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


Conn. district court refuses to dismiss computer fraud and abuse claims against ex-employee
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • August 12 2010

Without referencing the conflicting positions between LVRC Holdings LLC v. Brekka, 581 F.3d 1127, 1130-31 (9th Cir. 2009) and Int’l Airport Centers LLC v. Citrin, 440 F.3d 418, 420 (7th Cir.2006) a Connecticut federal district court refused to dismiss Computer Fraud and Abuse claims brought by an employer against an ex-employee


Tennessee court: the CFAA is not unconstitutionally vague
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2010

While she is no longer a public official, former Governor Sarah Palin has unwittingly contributed to a Tennessee federal district court upholding the constitutionality of the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act ("CFAA"


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