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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


Electronic data security after Riley v. California
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • August 12 2014

It's 10 p.m. Do you know where your company's data is? One of your administrative employees' cell phone may be sitting on his nightstand. Another


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


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


New York district court permits CFAA case against ex-employee
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • May 27 2010

In Marketing Technology Solutions, Inc. v. Medizine LLC, 2010 WL 2034404 6-7 (S.D.N.Y. May 18, 2010) the court denied the defendant’s motion to dismiss the CFAA claim for stealing trade secrets from the company computer


Can you rely on your corporate computer policies to sue ex-employees who steal company data?
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2010

Two recent district court opinions add to the caselaw providing judicial guidance on how employers might update their corporate computer policies to be able to sue ex-employees for stealing company data based on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act ("CFAA"), the federal computer crime statute


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


Hulk-Sized Damages in Sex Tape Privacy and Publicity Case
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • March 24 2016

In 2006, Terry Gene Bollea, better known as "Hulk Hogan," had sex with his best friend's wife, Heather Clem. Apparently unbeknownst to either of them


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


High court may rule on computer law question
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2012

At issue is whether the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act applies to data theft by employees; the circuits are split