WEC Carolina Energy Solutions v. Miller
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The Fourth Circuit held that a company suing a former employee and employee’s assistant failed to adequately demonstrate that they authorized the company’s protected computers without authorization or exceeded their authorized access.
What Happened in Court
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled that in order to bring a claim under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, an employer must clearly allege that the employee’s accessing of a protected computer system was without authorization or exceeded their authorized access.