Liability Of Employers For The Criminal Activities Of Employees Over The Internet

Both the use of Information Technology tools in the workplace and the commission of computer crimes have expanded enormously over the last decades. As a result, the laws that are enacted on the state or federal levels generally hold employers liable for the illegal online activity of their employees.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What examples of employees’ criminal activity might trigger the liability of employers?
What is the legal basis for employers’ liability?
What can the employer do to prevent liability?


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