Ninth Circuit: Speculative “Loss” Insufficient for Computer Fraud and Abuse Act


This article analyzes the recent Ninth Circuit case Doyle v. Chase. This case demonstrates that a plaintiff’s claim that he would need to retain a forensic computer expert to examine a third party’s computer to detect and delete the data taken from his thumb drive was considered to be too speculative to qualify as a “loss” under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”).

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Published In: Intellectual Property Updates, Privacy Updates, Science, Computers & Technology Updates

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