Congress and courts focus on database protection
April 12, 2012 - Lobbyists for employees have sought to narrow the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) to prevent its use against employees. Under the existing law, originally meant to target hackers, employers can hold employees responsible for a wide range of IP theft, such as if they give or sell trade secrets. A proposed amendment would narrow the scope of the statute and could also diminish its usefulness in protecting private databases. ABM has joined other database companies in opposing the amendment.
For much more information, read ABM Counsel Mark Sableman's latest essay in MediaPace, the ABM blog.