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CFAA and Breach of Contract Claims Dismissed in Website Data Scraping Suit
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 12 2018

This past week, an Illinois district court dismissed, with leave to amend, claims relating to a competitor’s alleged scraping of sales listings from a


Court Rejects Evidentiary and CFAA Vagueness Challenges to Conviction for Botnet Hacking Scheme
  • Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
  • USA
  • July 9 2018

In United States v. Gasperini, the Court (Cabranes, Lynch, Carney) resolved various challenges by Fabio Gasperini, an Italian citizen, to his


Researchers May Challenge the Constitutionality of the CFAA “Access” Provision as Applied to Web Scraping
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2018

The Ninth Circuit is currently considering the appeal of the landmark hiQ decision, where a lower court had granted an injunction that limited the


Defend Trade Secrets Act First: Claim Tossed Based on Whistleblower Immunity
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 23 2018

In what appears to be a first under the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”), a United States District Judge has thrown out claims against an alleged


Federal Court Dismisses CFAA Claims Against Former Executive, Allows CFAA and DTSA Claims Against Competitor in Pharmaceuticals Trade Secret Dispute
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2018

A recent decision from the Eastern District of Pennsylvania reinforces the importance of the timing of purported misconduct in alleged violations of


When Data Scraping and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Collide
  • Patrick Law Group LLC
  • USA
  • March 1 2018

As the volume of data available on the internet continues to increase at an extraordinary pace, it is no surprise that many companies are eager to


The Cyberlaw Podcast Episode 205: Scandularity
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • February 26 2018

Today's news roundup begins with Maury Shenk and Brian Egan offering their views about the Supreme Court oral argument in the Microsoft Ireland case


Data Aggregator Seeks Ruling Allowing It to Scrape Public LinkedIn Data
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • February 20 2018

In the latest development in the legal controversy over scraping, 3taps, Inc. (“3taps”), a data aggregator and “exchange platform” for developers


Is Your Bug Bounty Program Uber Risky?
  • Patrick Law Group LLC
  • USA
  • February 15 2018

In October 2016, Uber discovered that the personal contact information of some 57 million Uber customers and drivers, as well as the driver’s license


Taking Stock of New Employees and Their Computer Crime Baggage
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • February 14 2018

When people switch jobs, both sets of employers face known risks. The former employers risk their former employees decamping with their