Tampa, FL asked in White Collar Crime for Florida

Q: A coworker logged into my work computer and stole data from me. How do I report them for that sort of theft?

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Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Was the data work-related, or was it you personal information? If it's personal, does your employer allow such data to be stored on work computers? And finally, is the data commercially valuable, or simply something you consider private and perhaps embarrassing?

If it's company-owned data with a value to another company, you should probably report the theft to your employer. If not, you might do well to do nothing, other than to take steps to ensure that the data is more secure and, especially if you have violated employer policies, don't do it again.

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