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Can Employees Be Convicted of a Crime for Unauthorized Use of Work Computers?

On August 26, 2020 by Schnader

Scott J. Wenner published an article, “Can Employees Be Convicted of a Crime for Unauthorized Use of Work Computers?” in the ACC Docket, a publication of the Association of Corporate Counsel.

“Businesses frequently publish rules that limit employee use of company computers. All too often they discover employees’ computer use goes beyond those limits and imperils valuable information.

But when does this kind of workplace misconduct become a criminal act, and how should employers craft internal policies to deter these activities? Because the lower courts have come to vastly inconsistent conclusions about these matters, the US Supreme Court will now address them, hearing argument later this year or early next in Van Buren v. United States.”

Click here to read the full article.