Traditional concerns for employers have included: harassing or other discriminatory actions; other conduct leading to liability to third-parties; forbidden fraternizing; criminal activity; “frolic and detour” or other slacking; and protection of trade secrets. Over the past fifteen years, workplaces have become increasingly digitized, as a ramification of electronic information’s predominance in all aspects of modern life. In the era of data proliferation, employers have a heightened legitimate interest in protecting themselves.
Given the mobility of electronic information, the stakes keep getting higher. Employees have access to, and are the gatekeepers of, trade secrets and other sensitive and confidential information. There are now many more ways that key information can be compromised, lost or stolen. The author typically parses the risks into three key categories, namely: 1) unintentional disclosures via loss, theft or hacking; 2) inadvertently harmful intentional disclosures; and 3) intentionally harmful intentional disclosures such as those on Wikileaks.
Please see full publication below for more information.
Firefox recommends the PDF Plugin for Mac OS X for viewing PDF documents in your browser.
We can also show you Legal Updates using the Google Viewer; however, you will need to be logged into Google Docs to view them.
Please choose one of the above to proceed!
LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.
Topics: CFAA, Data Protection, ECPA, FACTA, FCRA, Hispanics United of Buffalo, Internet, NLRA, NLRB, Social Media, Social Media Policy
Published In: Civil Procedure Updates, Constitutional Law Updates, Labor & Employment Updates, Privacy Updates, Science, Computers & Technology Updates
DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.
© Fenwick & West LLP | Attorney Advertising