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Data Theft

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled that an employee did not violate the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) when he downloaded confidential information from his employer with the intent to start his own business. The CFAA, the court noted, was designed to prevent hacking and does not apply in this case because the employee had access to the information for work purposes. The decision conflicts with CFAA rulings from the Fifth, Seventh, and Eleventh circuits.

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