Thursday, April 13, 2006, 4/13/2006 08:37:00 AM

Computer Fraud & Abuse Act -- Take Care When Quitting in a Huff

From CNET News.com, a column cautioning departing employees not to download computer information prior to leaving in order to avoid a civil case under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Taking off from the case of International Airport Centers v. Citrin, discussed here, the column notes the dangers of such cases, including the fact that employers need not show that the information taken comprises trade secrets.

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