LVRC Holdings LLC v. Brekka

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In Brief

The Court found that an employee did not access a computer “without authorization” or in excess of his “authorized access” in violation of the CFAA when he emailed work documents to himself and his wife.

What Happened in Court

The CFAA prohibits accessing a computer system “without authorization” or in a manner that would “exceed authorized access.”  The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an employee who emailed himself or his wife work documents while still employed does not access a computer “without authorization” or “exceed authorized access.”