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The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act: A New Twist in Restrictive Covenant and Trade Secret Litigation


August 13, 2007

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This article examines the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act ("CFAA") as a vehicle for obtaining relief — as well as federal court jurisdiction — in trade secret and restrictive covenant litigation. Since its enactment, the scope of the CFAA has expanded to include actions by employers against former employees who either deleted or stole electronic data and, in some cases, utilized that data in their new position. The article concludes with specific recommendations for employers and employees.

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