How to "encourage" someone to delete work data?
April 4, 2011 12:38 PM Subscribe
If we have an employee who has access and/or copies of potentially sensitive data on their computer *outside* of the office (e.g. they've used their home computer to download email containing work info, spreadsheets, customer records, etc) and we terminate that person, is there any sort of form or confirmation that we could have them to sign to "ensure" that they will delete any such data?
e.g. something along the lines of "I certify that I will delete all company/work-related data on any of my personal equipment"
I realize there's no way to *guarantee* that they'll do it. I'm just wondering if there's any sort of potential benefit to create such a form for them to sign off on (e.g. if we find out later that they sent a copy of x info to a competitor *after* they were terminated, will having such a signoff help us at all in court, for example)
posted by anonymous to law & government (10 answers total)