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ECPA not applicable to ISP's alleged disclosure of communications to foreign government
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

The Electronic Communications Privacy Act does not apply to the actions of an ISP that allegedly revealed subscribers' personal information and communications to a foreign government, where the acts of disclosure and interception took place in a foreign country, a district court ruled


No implied consent under SCA to discovery of e-mails arises from e-mail account holder's fugitive status
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2011

A parent who is alleged to have unlawfully taken her children to a foreign county did not thereby consent, within the meaning of the Stored Communications Act, to the disclosure of her e-mails pursuant to a civil discovery subpoena directed to her ISP, the district court ruled


Two circuit courts counter the Ninth Circuit on plain view exception to warrant requirement in computer searches
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

In United States v. Comprehensive Drug Testing, Inc. (9th Cir. Aug. 26, 2009), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, limited the scope of searches for digital evidence by defining a set of procedures to be followed by law enforcement in requesting and executing such searches


Employee access to computer network in furtherance of criminal fraud “exceeds authorized access” under CFAA
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

An employee who accessed financial data on her employer's computer network in violation of official policy in order to perpetrate a criminal scheme exceeded her authorized access to the network within the meaning of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled


No reasonable expectation of privacy in contents of shared folder accessible via unsecured wireless router
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

A defendant had no reasonable expectation of privacy in the contents of a shared folder that was accessible via an unsecured wireless router to which his computer was connected, a district court ruled


Assent to newspaper’s online privacy policy did not constitute waiver of right to anonymous speech
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

An anonymous commenter's assent to a newspaper's online privacy policy did not constitute a waiver of the commenter's right to anonymous speech, a district court ruled


Labor union e-mail campaign did not violate CFAA
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2010

A labor union that posted a pre-addressed form e-mail on its Web site, enabling union supporters to e-mail an employer with a pro-union message with "the click of a few buttons," and that allegedly encouraged supporters to inundate the employer's e-mail system with messages, did not violate the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, a district court ruled


Cost of examining third-party computers to locate and delete misappropriated files not compensable under CFAA
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2010

A plaintiff who claimed that his files were copied without authorization from a purloined "thumb drive" and onto various third-party computers failed to show a compensable loss under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act because he failed to show that the thumb drive was somehow damaged or impaired by the defendant's act of accessing the drive, a district court ruled


Allegations of increased exposure to identity theft risk insufficient to maintain negligence, breach of contract claims
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2010

A complaint alleging negligence, breach of contract and other claims stemming from a breach in the security of personal information in the hands of a retailer was legally insufficient because the plaintiff failed to show that the loss of his personal information harmed him in a legally cognizable way, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled


Third-party civil discovery subpoena to web mail and social networking providers unenforceable under Stored Communications Act
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2010

A third-party civil discovery subpoena issued to providers of Web mail services and social networking services is unenforceable under the Stored Communications Act, a district court ruled