A Helpful Decision Regarding CFAA

Law360, New York (January 25, 2011, 1:51 PM ET) -- In United States v. Rodriguez, No. 09-15265, 2010 WL 5253231 (11th Cir. Dec. 27, 2010), the Eleventh Circuit held that an employee’s violation of his employer’s policy prohibiting access to its databases for nonbusiness reasons can give rise to a claim under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).

The CFAA permits “[a]ny person who suffers damage or loss by reason of a violation of this section [to] maintain a civil action against the violator to obtain compensatory damages and injunctive relief or other equitable relief”...
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