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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


How do you sue an unknown hacker who steals data through the company web site?
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • February 7 2011

In Liberty Media Holdings, LLC. v. Does 1-59, 2011 WL 292128 3 (S.D.Cal. Jan. 25, 2011) unknown individuals hacked into Liberty Media Holdings’ web servers and obtained “certain motion pictures” that it “reproduced and distributed . . . onto their local hard drives and other storage devices.”


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


High court may rule on computer law question
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2012

At issue is whether the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act applies to data theft by employees; the circuits are split


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”


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


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


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