Warning to Employees: Don’t Use Your Company Computer to Look For Love

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While online dating has been pervasive in American society, it can be actionable if employees abuse their employer’s access to the Internet to look for love. The case of Roberto Rodriguez, a former employee of the Social Security Administration (SSA), is a prime example. He received a sentence of 12 months in federal prison for using his work computer to obtain information about women for whom he held romantic notions. In sum, he stole company data.

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