Posts Tagged CFAA

Here is a “Computer Fraud” Case that is NOT Covered by the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act!

Believe it or not, there really can be a case of “computer fraud” that is NOT covered by the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). Surprised? Let me explain. The CFAA is an “access” crime that requires there to be an unlawful “access” to a computer by either accessing a computer “without authorization” or “exceed[ing] authorized access.” […]

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Collin County Bench Bar Presentation on Cyber Risks to Lawyers #CCBBF

This morning I have the privilege of speaking at the Collin County Bench Bar Conference and talking with a tremendous group of Collin County Judges and Lawyers about the risks that lawyers, their clients, and their law practices face from data insecurity issues. Here is the Prezi presentation that I will be using – take […]

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Why is PNC Bank Accusing Morgan Stanley of Corporate Espionage and Trade Secret Theft?

I often write about corporate espionage and trade secrets but I bet some of you may still be trying to imagine real-world scenarios that demonstrate exactly what those terms mean and how they apply. Let me tell you a story and see if it helps it make more sense. Let’s Talk About Your Business Let’s say […]

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Yes, Texas is a good state for plaintiffs to bring a CFAA claim.

Is Texas a good state for a plaintiff to bring a Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) claim? Yes it is, and a recent case reaffirms that the Federal District Courts in Texas are generally favorable jurisdictions for plaintiffs with CFAA claims because of two key issues, access and loss jurisprudence. On February 3, 2014, the […]

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Will Sprint’s Multiple Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Lawsuits Highlight the District Court Split on Loss Jurisprudence?

Much has been written about the circuit split with regard to Computer Fraud and Abuse Act access jurisprudence. While this has been the primary focus of attention, there has been a similar divide among the district courts with regard to the loss jurisprudence. Given that the $5,000 loss requirement is the jurisdictional threshold that must […]

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