Protecting Trade Secrets When Employees Depart

Law360, New York (September 18, 2009, 11:16 AM EDT) -- According to a recent survey conducted by the Ponemon Institute (a research group in Arizona), 59 percent of departing employees steal confidential information from their employers.

The survey, of nearly 1,000 persons who were laid off, fired or changed jobs in 2008, found: 53 percent of respondents downloaded information onto a CD or DVD, 42 percent downloaded information onto a USB drive and 38 percent sent attachments to a personal e-mail account.

Further, 82 percent of the respondents said their employers did not conduct a review...
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