In 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.


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Source Information New Zealand Herald