According to one recent survey, almost 60% of employees who leave their jobs take company data with them. Indeed, technological advances have made it easier than ever for employees to walk out the door with confidential information: “The digital world is no friend to trade secrets.” Companies’ data loss prevention programs have struggled to keep up with such advances during the current economic downturn. In recent years, employers have increasingly filed lawsuits using the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) to punish employees who absconded with company data and to deter further abuses.
"Lenity on Me: LVRC Holdings LLC v. Brekka Points the Way Toward Defining Authorization and Solving the Split Over the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act,"
Georgia State University Law Review: Vol. 27
, Article 14.
Available at: http://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol27/iss2/14