Uniform Trade Secrets Act

Employee Data Theft

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Thinking of downloading that one last document from your employer to help with your next venture? Think again.


An employee downloading company information or emailing it to a personal email account prior to an anticipated termination may be liable for misappropriation under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. An allegation of improper downloading was sufficient to withstand a motion to dismiss even if the trade secret was not improperly used. Marsteller v. ECS Federal, Inc..

See, Employees Can Be Liable for Data Theft Regardless of Use