BLUFIn New Zealand, an employee was heavily fined for deleting work documents/files from a work-based cloud file.
This article by Tracy Neal, writing for the New Zealand Herald, makes the following points:
- NZ Employment Relations Authority found an employee was in breach of his employment contract.
- A clause in the employment agreement requiring him to "immediately return all property and material in his possession" upon the termination of his employment
- The employee breached the requirement of good faith.
- Failure to return files cost the employer unrecovered costs in lost revenue, human resources and IT.
Recent Runway Posts related to this topic:
- Managers and employees report differing experiences working from home – TheRunway (airforce.gov.au)
- Benefits of cloud computing: The pros and cons – TheRunway (airforce.gov.au)
References from the Web :
- SEP 2021 Stealing From Your Employer – What Does the Law Say? – Sher
- FEB 2022 Data Theft by Departing Employees: A Bigger Threat Than Hackers – BIA
Source Information New Zealand Herald
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