Category Archives: Computer fraud

Ninth Circuit Stands Strong on Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (Sort Of)

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act has been used by prosecutors to charge individuals who “exceed authorized access” (or act “without authorization”) on a computer–sometimes their employers’ computers, sometimes a stranger’s computer that they are hacking. The problem is that … Continue reading

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Fetishes, Fantasy and the Limits of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

It’s a common scenario: a company thinks an employee is using its computers to do something wrong. Maybe the employee is stealing clients for a new venture, copying data from proprietary research or leaking documents to the media about the … Continue reading

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Inside Baseball: The Basics of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) has been an increasingly popular tool for DOJ over the last few years. A recent case against the St. Louis Cardinals’ Director of Baseball Development is an easy introduction to the statute. Christopher … Continue reading

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A Cautionary Tale: Make Sure Your Investigator Follows The Law

In a white-collar case, the prosecutors have the FBI on their side. A private lawyer can’t call on armed agents to investigate a case. Hiring a good private investigator, then, can make all the difference. A skillful and diligent investigator … Continue reading

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