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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


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 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


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


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.”


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 not to investigate a suspected data theft
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • March 16 2011

There are few reported cases that reflect the problems that can result from computer investigations being inexpertly performed


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