Blogging trade secrets

You’re an organization with some friends and some outspoken critics, like most organizations have. One of your outspoken critics, a blogger, posts some crucial security-related information handed to him by an ex-employee of your organization. The information exposes your organization to great risks. You discover the blog posts, get some cooperation from the ex-employee, but not from the blogger guy, who not only refuses to remove the post, but boasts about his defiance on other internet forums. Not only that, your organization isn’t exactly sure who or where the blogger guy is. This is happening, as we speak, to Target Corp., reports the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Leaking trade secrets is nothing new; here’s just another wrinkle that organizations have to deal with.

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