May 23, 2011 20:53
Numerous courts have weighed in recently on whether the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act applies in the context of a faithless employee. But few cases delve into the details of what qualifies as a “loss” under the statute. A recent federal court took on this issue and offered its view on whether an actual payment of money is required to establish a “loss.” The Court also addressed whether bartered services, lost employee time, and attorneys’ fees may qualify. The result is a decision that will make it easier to assert such claims if it is followed by other courts.