Thursday, November 11, 2010

louisgray.com: Leak Corporate Data, Get Caught, Get Fired.

A timely reality check; not all of the world’s information wants to be universally accessible

After an "anonymous loyal reader" tipped Business Insider on Tuesday to an internal memo from Google saying the company was rewarding employees with both a cash bonus and a raise, news broke Wednesday that the leaker, a Google employee, had been tracked down within hours, and fired. With all proper sympathies to somebody who just lost their job, there can be little flexibility in this regard - for if the person cannot be trusted with information deemed confidential and secret, they shouldn't have a home in a place where strategy and secrets are required. This becomes especially true at a public company like Google, a company that works on many future projects at once in a competitive market.

louisgray.com: Leak Corporate Data, Get Caught, Get Fired.

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