Bloomberg Law
Oct. 20, 2020, 5:32 PM

Data Backup Provider Accuses Ex-Employee of Trade Secrets Theft

Jake Holland
Jake Holland

A company providing data backup and protection services sued an ex-employee in a Florida federal court for allegedly misappropriating trade secrets and disclosing them to a competitor.

Datto Inc. and Data Europe Ltd. accused Daniel Moore of violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and several trade secrets laws in a lawsuit filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Moore used USB storage devices to copy proprietary work information after his employment had ended, Datto alleged. He accessed hundreds of confidential files on his work laptops before he returned the computers, it alleged.

Datto ...