Ex-KFI Recruiter Takes CFAA Charges To 9th Circ. Again

Law360, San Francisco (October 20, 2015, 9:48 PM EDT) -- Former Korn/Ferry International recruiter David Nosal urged the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday to reverse his conviction for stealing trade secrets and violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, arguing that gaining access to a computer through a willingly provided password doesn't constitute hacking under the CFAA.

Nosal's attorney, Dennis Riordan of Riordan & Horgan, argued that when Nosal took information from Korn/Ferry's database, he was accessing information the company had given him permission to possess — even though he no longer had his own password to...
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