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You Cannot Use the CFAA to Rein in Rogue Employees

by Sands Anderson PC on

Employers in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and South Carolina have lost a potentially powerful method of protecting their electronic secrets from disgruntled employees who download sensitive material and...more

De-CFAA-nating Federal Law: Appeals Courts Weaken Electronic Data Use Protections

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1030, (CFAA) is — for most of corporate America — one of the most powerful weapons available to protect trade secrets. Like many state computer crimes laws, CFAA was...more

De-CFAA-nating Federal Law: Recent Appeals Courts Decisions Weaken Statutory Protections Against Unauthorized Use of Electronic...

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1030 (CFAA), is — for most of corporate America — one of the most powerful weapons available to protect trade secrets. Like many state computer crimes laws, CFAA was...more

4th Circuit Issues Employee Friendly CFAA Opinion

by Fisher Phillips on

As readers of this blog know, we have been following the diverse and seemingly irreconciliable decisions from federal courts regarding the scope of the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act ("CFAA"), 18 U.S.C. § 1030. Last...more

Fourth Circuit Blunts CFAA As A Remedy Against A Rogue Employee

by Brooks Pierce on

Let's say a client calls telling you that a valued former employee has left to work for a competitor. Just before leaving, the employee emailed himself a substantial number of your client's confidential documents. He's now...more

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