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Ninth Circuit Case Demonstrates That the Social Media Platform, Not the User, Is in Control
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • November 14 2016

We have written before about website operators' use of the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) to combat data scraping. We have also noted a


Yelp Seeks Dismissal of Consumer Privacy Lawsuit
  • Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
  • USA
  • August 30 2016

Last Tuesday, the federal district court for the Northern District of California held oral arguments on a motion for summary judgment filed by Yelp in


Week in Review: Appellate Court Upholds Damages-Based Challenge to Predominance and More
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • August 29 2016

This week's recap examines a recent appellate ruling that provides a nice roadmap for arguing a plaintiff's theory of damages cannot satisfy Rule


Password (Sharing) Risks Persist for Fiduciaries and Family Members
  • Murtha Cullina LLP
  • USA
  • August 24 2016

In May, I posted about “Estate Planning in the Digital Age” and mentioned the practical limitations of shared passwords as a means of digital estate


When Is Using a Computer a Crime? Rehearing Sought on Ninth Circuit’s “Distressingly Unclear” Answer
  • Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
  • USA
  • August 15 2016

Facebook recently won a landmark victory in the Ninth Circuit against a company that accessed Facebook's computers to help users manage their social


Ninth Circuit Case Demonstrates That the Social Media Platform, Not the User, Is in Control
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • August 8 2016

We have written before about website operators’ use of the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) to combat data scraping. We have also noted a


Ninth Circuit Says You’re Going to Jail for Visiting That Website without Permission
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • July 28 2016

Zounds, right? But that is arguably what the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said about the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in Facebook v


Facebook v. Vachani - User Authorization Can Be Revoked By Service Providers
  • Mintz Levin
  • USA
  • July 19 2016

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently issued a decision that could have far reaching implications for the relationships between


CFAA Double Feature: Ninth Circuit Issues Two Important Decisions on the Scope of Liability Related to Data Scraping and Unauthorized Access to Employer Databases
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 14 2016

A former employee, whose access has been revoked, and who uses a current employee’s login credentials to gain network access to his former company’s


Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Ruling: Did the Ninth Circuit Just Criminalize Password Sharing?
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • July 13 2016

Not exactly. A divided Ninth Circuit panel recently affirmed the conviction of a former employee under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act ("CFAA"