Nick Akerman

Nick Akerman

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

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New Tools for Companies Against Cybercrime

Obama administration proposal would reduce legal ambiguities and allow civil RICO claims. On January 2015, the Obama administration announced a series of proposals to strength­en the country’s response to...more

3/24/2015 - Barack Obama Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Cyber Crimes Cybersecurity Proposed Legislation RICO

To Catch an E-Thief — Under Federal Property Law

As businesses move away from paper documents, courts are poised to broaden ‘conversion’ definition. The fundamental shift for busi­nesses in the past 15 years from paper documents to computer data has forced the courts...more

10/29/2014 - Data Theft Electronic Records Electronically Stored Information Intangible Property Property Theft Tangible Property

SEC Playing Bigger Role in Cybersecurity

Besides clarifying disclosure requirements,the agency is prompting companies to take proactive steps. Cybersecurity threats have reached a point where they cannot go ignored by any government agency, even the U.S....more

7/14/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Protection HITECH Popular SEC

Common Flaws in Computer Fraud Class Actions: Lawsuits claiming unauthorized use of smartphone tracking technology are lacking key...

A number of class actions have recently been filed in federal district courts, predicated, in part, on alleged violations of the federal computer crime statute, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, complaining of tracking...more

5/8/2014 - Android Apple CFAA Class Action Computer Crimes Act Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Google GPS Interclick iPhone Jurisdiction Mobile Apps Text Messages Web Tracking

Anti-Corruption Digest - April 2014

Welcome to Dorsey & Whitney’s monthly Anti-Corruption Digest. Anti-corruption enforcement crosses boundaries like no other, so keeping up to date is more important than ever. In this digest, we draw together news of...more

4/18/2014 - Anti-Corruption Chief Compliance Officers Compliance Corruption Enforcement Enforcement Actions

Anti-Corruption Digest - March 2014

Welcome to Dorsey & Whitney’s monthly Anti-Corruption Digest. Anti-corruption enforcement crosses boundaries like no other, so keeping up to date is more important than ever. In this digest, we draw together news of...more

3/28/2014 - Anti-Corruption Chief Compliance Officers Compliance Corporate Counsel Corruption FCPA

Anti-Corruption Digest - February 2014

Welcome to Dorsey & Whitney’s monthly Anti-Corruption Digest. Anti-corruption enforcement crosses boundaries like no other, so keeping up to date is more important than ever. In this digest, we draw together news of...more

2/27/2014 - Anti-Corruption Corporate Counsel Enforcement FCPA Rolls-Royce UK

A Weapon Against Hackers on the Home Front

Although headlines have focused on foreign cyberattacks, plenty are U.S.-based—and can be remedied. Over the past year the national press has repeatedly reported on the vulner­ability of our intellectual property to...more

1/15/2014 - CFAA Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Protection Hackers

The Conflicting Rulings on Employee Data Theft

Employers should include access restrictions in agreements, limit access with technology and consider the jurisdiction. In all jurisdictions the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), 18 U.S.C. 1030, the federal computer crime...more

7/13/2013 - Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Data Protection Data Theft Employment Contract Trade Secrets US v Nosal

The 9th Circuit: Employees Are Free to Steal from the Company Computers

Yesterday the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion holding that limiting an employee’s access to the company computers solely for business purposes, i.e. not stealing the data for a competitor, cannot be the...more

4/11/2012 - Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Data Theft US v Nosal

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