Split 9th Circuit Affirms Ex-Employee’s Computer Fraud, Trade Secrets Judgment

Mealey's (July 7, 2016, 11:47 AM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — On the second appeal concerning a man charged with violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) and the Economic Espionage Act (EEA) in stealing his former employer’s trade secrets, a divided Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel majority on July 5 affirmed the jury verdict and sentence against the defendant under both acts, finding that he accessed the firm’s computer system “without authorization” (United States of America v. David Nosal, No. 14-10037 and 14-10275, 9th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 12382)....
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