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Mishcon Investigates: Data theft

Posted on 4 April 2022

In this episode of Mishcon Investigates, Euan McMahon, Managing Associate in the Dispute Resolution department, and Joanna Lawson, Managing Associate in the Employment department, discuss what an employer should do if they know, or suspect, an employee has misappropriated their proprietary or confidential information. The covered include:

  • What an employer can do when faced with this type of situation, including considering whether injunctive action is appropriate;
  • How to conduct a thorough and fair investigation into an employee's actions;
  • Data protection considerations and when to notify the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO);
  • Steps companies can take to prevent or reduce the likelihood and severity of data theft;
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