I'm not sure if this is the correct "department" but I have a question in regard to possible insider trading/info.
I have a friend in New York (let's call her Ms.Friend), who has been working at a worldwide, renowned internet search company (the most popular internet search company as of today. Let's call this Co.Big). She works in the subsidiary
of this large company, which specializes in internet ad serving services.
There was another employee there (let's call him Mr.Resigned) who had resigned not too long ago, to join a startup
company (let's call this company Co.Start) that focuses on technology platform for video management and monetization.
Now, to make long story short, Mr.Resigned and Ms.Friend had begun a not-so-professional relationship without the knowledge of any other employees of either companies. Recently Ms. Friend had requested to transfer to the Co.Big's main office in California. Mr. Resigned requested to be transferred as well to another office that Co.Start has in California, which happens to be near Co.Big's main office.
They are now living together, and they do not wish to disclose this info to either employers. Now, as a friend and as a colleague, there are concerns that their relationship has been allowing Mr.Resigned to stay too closely connected to all the information within Co.Big, which could be helping him build the operations and the businesses
I'm not exactly sure if the two companies are considered competitors, as they seem to specialize in different aspects of internet technology, but would it be possible that Ms. Friend and Mr.Resigned are doing something illegal? Should there be any concerns if other employees found out about their relationship? Could they possibly jeopardize their employment due to this ongoing relationship?
I am a friend and a colleague to Ms. Friend. While I really appreciate her, I am getting concerned that there are some confidential information that has been passed around. If so, what would be the wisest way to do something about this? Is it my responsibility, as someone who may be the only one who knows what's going on, to report them?
I thought that it'd stop once she transferred to another state; but seeing how he quickly transferred with her, I'm getting a bit more concerned. Please help...