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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


Hulk-Sized Damages in Sex Tape Privacy and Publicity Case
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • March 24 2016

In 2006, Terry Gene Bollea, better known as "Hulk Hogan," had sex with his best friend's wife, Heather Clem. Apparently unbeknownst to either of them


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


The right to be forgotten what does it really mean?
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • European Union, Spain, USA
  • May 22 2014

In a decision with far-reaching consequences, the European Court of Justice (located in Luxembourg) ("ECJ") ruled on May 13, 2014, that E.U. Citizens


United States Chess Federation embroiled in computer fraud prosecution
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • August 26 2010

Last week the federal district court in Northern California downgraded felony Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”) counts to misdemeanors against Gregory Alexander who is charged with accessing “on thirty-four separate occasions . . . without authorization, the Yahoo! email account of Randall Hough, one of the board members of the United States Chess Federation (“USCF”).”


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


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


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


National Debate on Digital Privacy Shows No Signs of Slowing
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • March 8 2016

The Justice Department's dispute with Apple related to encryption on the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters has reinvigorated the


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