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Rare Massachusetts Superior Court Decision Interpreting The CFAA Takes The Narrow View Without Squarely Addressing The Broad
An employee who takes confidential documents from her employer to use in a discrimination lawsuit against that employer is not liable to them.
United States
11 Mar 2014
CFAA And Noncompete News
Over the past two months, several interesting items of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) and noncompete news have crossed my desk.
United States
6 Mar 2014
Massachusetts Federal Court Refuses To Dismiss CFAA Claim But Permits The Defendants To Ask Again Later
Echoing a new theme in the federal district court in Massachusetts, last month Chief Magistrate Judge Leo T. Sorokin refused to dismiss a Computer Fraud and Abuse Act ("CFAA") claim brought against the former CEO of a company, but did so without prejudice, meaning that the defendants could ask the Court to dismiss the claim again later in the case.
United States
4 Mar 2014
U.S. Supreme Court Takes Pass On CFAA Lawsuit; Uncertainty Remains
The U.S. Supreme Court's denial of certiorari in a Computer Fraud and Abuse Act case leaves employment lawyers in the 1st Circuit and beyond with continuing uncertainty.
United States
4 Mar 2013
The Supreme Court Will Not Review The Computer Fraud And Abuse Act (For Now)
Back in November, I wrote about how a plaintiff in a lawsuit involving the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) decided to appeal its case to the Supreme Court.
United States
22 Jan 2013
Bring Your Own Disaster Policy?
Law360 reports on a panel event held by the Association of Corporate Counsel on Tuesday to discuss the perils of allowing employees to use their own mobile devices for work purposes.
United States
1 Nov 2012
Solicitor General's Decision Not To Seek Supreme Court Review Of The Ninth Circuit's Decision In United States V. Nosal Makes Viability Of Certain Computer Fraud And Abuse Act Claims Dependent On Where An Employer Can File Suit
With the Solicitor General's decision not to seek Supreme Court review of the Ninth Circuit's decision in United States v. Nosal, "whether an employer can bring [Computer Fraud and Abuse Act] claims against employees who steal company data in violation of computer usage policies depends on where the employer can file suit."
United States
20 Aug 2012
I'm Quoted In A Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Article On The Computer Fraud And Abuse Act
I'm quoted in this week's edition of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in an article that discusses the differences between Ninth Circuit and First Circuit case law interpreting the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
United States
14 Jun 2012
My Article On The Implications Of United States v. Nosal Appears In This Month's Massachusetts Lawyers Journal
My article on the recent Ninth Circuit decision in United States v. Nosal, a case concerning the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act that has created a split in the case law with the First Circuit, appears in this month's Massachusetts Lawyers Journal.
United States
14 Jun 2012
Ninth Circuit En Banc Decision Creates Circuit Split With First Circuit That Affects Employer Claims Against Employees Under The Computer Fraud And Abuse Act
It discusses an important case that interprets the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the split in the law that case has created with the First Circuit, which includes Massachusetts.
United States
2 May 2012
Survey Reveals Generation Gap In Employee Attitudes Relating To Employer Confidential Information
A recent survey of 2,625 adult Americans reveals some interesting attitudes towards employer confidential information, including different attitudes depending on a person’s age.
United States
27 Apr 2012
New Case Highlights Split Of Authority Interpreting The Computer Fraud And Abuse Act
Below is a cross-post with the Security, Privacy and the Law blog.
United States
2 Apr 2012
Waiters At High-End Steakhouses Arrested For Stealing Customer Credit-Card Numbers
At most restaurants, when the time comes to pay the check, you hand over your credit card and a waiter you’ve known for only about an hour takes off with your credit card.
United States
6 Dec 2011
Does Briar Group's Massachusetts Settlement Create A New Legal Standard That Businesses Must Meet To Protect Personal Information?
A recent settlement in a data breach case exemplifies how the government can go beyond a statutory scheme and use private industry standards to protect personal information and impose sanctions on violators.
United States
4 Aug 2011
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