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CFAA: Sharpened Sword Or Extra Baggage?

Law360 (February 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- After a senior executive of your client accepts employment with a competitor, the competitor successfully secures one of your client’s long-time customers.

As a result, the client conducts a forensic audit of the former executive’s computer files and discovers that, prior to leaving his employment with the client, the executive forwarded confidential company information to his Gmail account and saved confidential company documents containing sensitive client data to a thumb drive.

Even in this age of heightened computer monitoring and a growing sophistication among employees on...
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