The so-called paperless society ushered in by the computer age may mean fewer file cabinets and storage rooms full of paper records, but storing company records on hard drives has its own set of problems.
Network administrators can set firewalls and schedule automatic backups. Virus protection can keep out malicious virtual intruders. But one threat remains: It takes just one disgruntled employee, the right password and a bit of technical know-how to wipe out years of important company records.
Fortunately, the legal system is coming up with solutions. Courts are holding malicious employees liable for the harm they do.
Consider the following ruling in which a court held an employee liable for purposely deleting critical company records. The case carries clear lessons about the need for employee policies and procedures regarding installing computer programs and erasing files.
The case of the ‘mad deleter'
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