In an earlier post, this blog discussed a ruling of the U.S. District Court (D. Minn.) in which the Court was pessimistic about the plaintiff’s class action claims of computer fraud and abuse in connection with unwanted text messages on her cell phone. Plaintiff was given a chance to amend her complaint and give it […]

The Computer Fraud & Abuse Act (CFAA), a federal statute, recognizes private causes of action for individuals damaged by computer fraud. From the “plain meaning” of the words Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, one might not think that the law would apply to the admittedly annoying situation of receipt of unwanted SMS texts on one’s […]

Condux International, Inc. v. Haugum, Civil File No. 08-4824 (D. Minn.) 12/15/2008 It is a fact of modern business that, from time to time, employees leave companies and, on their way out, take electronically stored information (electronic files). If the employee, at the time that he accesses and takes the files, is authorized to use […]