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I know of a person who has stolen the client database from

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I know of a person who has stolen the client database from her current employer. She has also downloaded other private company data to a series of flash drives with the intention of starting a competing business and hurting her original employer. I know this because she did so and asked me to safeguard the flash drives until she has quit. This has to be wrong. Is this a felony? What should I do with 'what I now know' to be true?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Allen M., Esq. replied 4 years ago.

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It isn't a felony, as in criminal law, but it is a civil law violation of the unfair business practices and improper use of proprietary information.


So, it's a situation where she (and you, if you assist) can be sued in civil court for these practices and fined.