With the proliferation of computers in the modern-day workplace, employee theft of trade secrets and confidential data is commonplace. The way an employer handles the gathering of evidence in the aftermath is critical and can make or break a claim against the employee. This article discusses two statutes designed to hold employees accountable for their theft of data, and discusses the pitfalls awaiting the attorney who ventures into this area without a thorough understanding of the limitations under the applicable acts.
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