Employer Immune From Liability For Cyberthreats

Law360, New York (January 24, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a case of first impression, a California Court of Appeal (Sixth Appellate District) recently ruled that the federal Communications Decency Act of 1996 (CDA) affords an employer immunity from liability based upon an employee's use of its internal computer system to communicate threatening messages. Delfino v. Agilent Technologies Inc., 06 C.D.O.S. 11380 (Cal. App. December 14, 2006).

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Plaintiffs Michelangelo Delfino and Mary Day were subjected to a series of threatening messages sent anonymously in e-mails and Internet postings on the Yahoo!...
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