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Willoughby v. State

Willoughby v. State

Case Date: 04/11/2012
Citation: Willoughby v. State, 84 So. 3d 1210 (Fla. 3d DCA 2012)
Court Type: District Court of Appeal
Court: Fla. 3d DCA
Judge: Judge: Juan Ramirez Jr.

Defendant was charged and convicted of unlawfully accessing a database and taking confidential information from a computer. Defendant appealed, alleging she had no malicious purpose in taking the confidential information and simply wanted to work from home.


The Court affirmed the trial court’s ruling in part, and reversed in part. With respect to taking confidential information from a computer, the Court upheld Defendant’s conviction because there was no malicious purpose requirement in the statute. However, the Court reversed Defendant’s conviction as to access since Defendant was lawfully allowed to access the confidential information as part of her employment.

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E-Discovery Issues: Verdict Appeal
E-discovery Tags: Forensic Analysis/Examination, Sources of ESI
E-discovery subjects: Computer, Database

Published: January 23rd, 2018

Category: Uncategorized

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