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US v. Nosal

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Employee Password Sharing Can Be Criminal Activity, 9th Circuit Finds

XpertHR • July 25, 2016
A divided 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the criminal conviction of a man who accessed his former employer's database to gain proprietary information by using a former co-worker's username and password. The case of US v. Nosal involved a former high-level executive at Korn/Ferry International, an executive search firm.