Court: Stealing confidential docs was OK

An employee fraudulently accesses confidential company records, makes copies and hands them over to an outside party. She gets fired. Is the company the one on the wrong side of the law? In this case, yes.

Judge: Bipolar disorder no excuse for e-mail hacking

The insanity defense has been around in criminal cases for a while, but this may be the first time it’s been used to defend breaking into someone’s e-mail account.

Lessons from court: The cost of a data breach

A recent court settlement shows just how expensive security issues can be for businesses.