Employers victimized by disloyal employees who have misappropriated sensitive computer data have successfully sued under the civil remedy provision of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), 18 U.S.C. �1030.

Section 1030(g) of the act offers a right to injunctive relief and damages where the former employee “without authorization” has accessed the network in order to abscond with proprietary information and documents or interfere with relationships between the company and its customers or suppliers.

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