District Court Finds no CFAA Violation where Employee Shares Confidential Company Information with Competitor

Jason C. Gavejian and Maya Atrakchi of JacksonLewis write:

A district court in Tennessee recently concluded in Wachter Inc. v. Cabling Innovations LLC that two former employees who allegedly shared confidential company information found on the company’s computer system with a competitor did not violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). The CFAA expressly prohibits “intentionally accessing a computer without authorization or exceeding authorized access, and thereby obtaining… information from any protected computer”.

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