Computer Fraud and Abuse Act No Help to Employer Suing Employee Who Took Proprietary Business Info

Michelle Hackim writes:

An employer had no cause of action under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”) against an employee who accessed its computer systems to misappropriate confidential and proprietary business information to start a competing business, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio has held. Cranel Inc. v. Pro Image Consultants Group, LLC, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 137347 (S. D. Ohio Sept. 29, 2014).

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