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Former Employee Who Accessed Employer’s Computers Was Properly Imprisoned

United States v. Nosal, 2016 WL 3608752 (9th Cir. 2016) In this criminal proceeding brought under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”), the United States government filed a criminal indictment against David Nosal (a former employee of Korn/Ferry International) as a result of his obtaining information from Korn/Ferry’s computer system for the purpose of … Continue Reading

Employees Who Allegedly Breached Employer’s Computer Use Policies Did Not Violate CFAA

SunPower Corp. v. SunEdison, Inc., 2015 WL 5316333 (N.D. Cal. 2015) Three former employees of SunPower were sued for allegedly breaching SunPower’s computer use policies by accessing files while they were still employed by SunPower that they allegedly later provided to their new employer (SunEdison). SunPower alleged that defendants violated the federal Computer Fraud and … Continue Reading

Federal Court Dismisses Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Claim That Was Filed Against Our Clients

Here’s a recent victory we obtained on behalf of our clients SunEdison, Inc., et al. The individual defendants (then-current employees of SunPower, Inc.) were alleged to have violated the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) by connecting USB devices to SunPower’s computer system and allegedly copying data. U.S. District Court Judge William H. Orrick granted … Continue Reading
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