• Former Employee Who Discovered That Her Employer Accessed Her Personal Email Account Could Not Recover Statutory Damages under the Stored Communications Act
  • April 15, 2009 | Authors: Sheila A. Millar; Manesh K. Rath; Jocelyn M. Griffin; Tracy P. Marshall; Mary E. Pivec
  • Law Firm: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • On March 18, 2009, the Fourth Circuit ruled that a former employee could not recover statutory damages under the Stored Communications Act ("SCA") where her former employer unlawfully accessed her personal email account, during and after her employment, because she failed to prove actual damages. Van Alstyne v. Elec. Scriptorium Ltd., No. 07-1892 (4th Cir., 3/18/09).