Partner Charlotte Walker-Osborn and Solicitor Aonghus Martin, Technology Group, and Gareth Bownes, Employment Group, Eversheds LLP, look at the thorny issue of employee data theft of company information. The widespread use of portable storage devices and networking websites has made it easier for employees to remove confidential or copyright protected company data. This removal has been exacerbated by the current economic climate. Below are some steps that employers should consider taking in order to reduce the risks of such data leakage:

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