RPL Partner Mark H. Moore on Federal Anti-Hacking Statutes in December Corporate Counsel

Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP Partner Mark H. Moore shares key┬áneed-to-knows about the federal anti-hacking statutes as they pertain to employment disputes– how companies use the statutes, what they imply for monitoring employee communications, and how they may change with the recent passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). The article, entitled “Four Things You Need to Know About Federal Anti-Hacking Statutes in Employment Disputes,” was originally published on Corporate Counsel on December 2, 2016. It also appears in the December 2016 Corporate Counsel print issue.

“Every time an employee logs onto a work computer, and every time an employer shows an interest in what that employee is up to, there is a possibility that the federal anti-hacking statutes, the Stored Communications Act (SCA) and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), will come into play. These statutes, designed to prevent unauthorized use or interference with electronic communications and data, have direct applications to the workplace. As several recent cases demonstrate, companies and employers both need to weigh their decisions about their electronic communications and their use of stored data to ensure that they do not run afoul of the law.” Read more…

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