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Tips For Avoiding Trade Secret Claims When Hiring

Law360 (November 30, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The ease of transporting data has never been greater. A departing employee can now export a company’s confidential information and trade secrets to a “thumb drive” in a matter of seconds. And, it appears that this may be occurring on a regular basis.

The 2007 CSI Computer Crime and Security Survey found that insider abuse of network access or e-mail was the most prevalent security problem, with 59% of respondents reporting insider abuse.

While this statistic includes many forms of abuse, the number of lawsuits involving...
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