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McAfee files theft of trade secrets claim

| Jun 26, 2019 | Trade Secret And Non-Compete Disputes |

There are a variety of measures a company in Florida or elsewhere can take to protect against the unauthorized sharing of sensitive information on company products and procedures. Should a company feel that another party has violated trade secret laws and misappropriated proprietary information, it may choose to seek restitution through litigation. McAfee has recently filed a lawsuit accusing three former workers and their new employer of theft of trade secrets.

According to reports, the incident began when one former McAfee employee resigned from the company and accepted a position with rival company Tanium. McAfee asserts that he then proceeded to convince two others to leave and join Tanium. The company subsequently accused him of violating the terms of his contract by attempting to poach employees and while investigating the matter, McAfee asserts that it discovered the former workers were sharing sensitive company information with its rival.

McAfee asserts that the former employees shared company trade secrets with Tanium through private email addresses and unauthorized USB drivers. However, the company was reportedly unable to uncover the exact nature of the information allegedly stolen. McAfee has recently filed a lawsuit against its former employees and Tanium accusing each party of theft of trade secrets.

Many business owners feel that protecting sensitive company information is vital to safeguarding the future of their enterprises. Those who feel that a theft of trade secrets has occurred may wish to gain insight on all their available options for restitution and they could choose to consult with an attorney for guidance. This type of advice could prove vital to helping a person in Florida prepare to pursue the restitution entitled through a claim against the party or parties deemed responsible.