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Employee GPS Tracking - Is it Legal?
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2016

Over the past several years, technology has dramatically increased employee accountability in the workplace. For example, in an office environment


2016 Trade Secrets Webinar Series Year in Review Released
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 5 2017

Throughout 2016, Seyfarth Shaw’s dedicated Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud & Non-Competes Practice Group hosted a series of CLE webinars that addressed


California Federal District Court reaffirms that Computer Fraud and Abuse Act claims are available for violations of employers’ “access restrictions” despite Ninth Circuit’s Nosal decision
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 13 2012

Last month we blogged about a district court for the Northern District of California that distinguished the Ninth Circuit’s recent U.S. v. Nosal decision and allowed an employer to bring a counterclaim under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act against a former employee for alleged violations of a verbal computer access restriction


An employee is stealing company documentsthat can’t be protected activity, right?
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • July 3 2013

A supervisor discovers that an employee has recently downloaded thousands of pages of confidential Company billing and financial information, and


Monitoring Employee Communications: A Brave New World
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 29 2016

Over the last decade, communication via email and text has become a vital part of how many of us communicate in the workplace. In fact, most


The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and disloyal employees: a narrow bridge to nowhere?
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 15 2013

An old folk melody describes the world as "a very narrow bridge," where one misstep can bring disaster. The song seeks to inspire, calling on people


Nosal update: Ninth Circuit hears oral arguments on password sharing and scope of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • October 28 2015

On October 20, 2015, a Ninth Circuit panel consisting of Chief Judge Sidney Thomas and Judges M. Margaret McKeown and Stephen Reinhardt heard oral


Recent alleged cyberattack by ex-employee demonstrates importance of employer diligence on protecting network passwords
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • June 3 2013

A recently unsealed criminal complaint out of the Eastern District of New York raises allegations that paint a frightening picture for employers of


Colorado Federal Court rules that former employer stated a claim against former executive and his new employer under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act regardless of differing circuit interpretations of the act
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 9 2012

In its order denying defendants’ motion to dismiss in SBM Site Services, LLC v. Garrett, et al., Case No. 10-cv-00385, a Colorado federal court identified a circuit split over the interpretation of “unauthorized access” under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and then found a former employer had stated a CFAA claim against a former executive and his new employer regardless of the different circuit interpretations based upon his post-termination computer activities


Mississippi Federal District Court allows Computer Fraud and Abuse Act claim to proceed against former employee
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • December 18 2012

A recent Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”) case from the Southern District of Mississippi further muddies the water with respect to the circuit split regarding the application of the law against former employees who violate computer usage policies or violate their duties of loyalty to their employer by stealing company data from company computer systems