Hear no evil, speak no evil

Maybe they should add email no evil!

In this actual case, a seemly throw-away disparaging comment within an internal email eventually formed part of a longer email thread that was widely distributed outside the business. It was eventually seen by a competitor who considered it damaging to his interest and issued legal proceedings. The matter went to court and was settled for a total of £450,000.

Cyber Insurance covered the cost of the legal expenses and the cost of the settlement.

For information on cyber insurance, please contact Adam Lawrence on 0118 9165 484 or complete one of our enquiry forms.

If you’ve found this article of interest please share it with your friends by using the social media share buttons below.

 

Author: Tony Gibbs | April 11th, 2013

Contact the author

Tony Gibbs
Get in touch:   Reading: 0118 916 5480   London: 020 7036 8767   info@macbeths.co.uk