Virus Liability: Unintention Spreading Computer Viruses

Virus infected emails and the employees using their systems to commit various copyright issues can raise potential legal liability. There has been an increase of virus-infected emails being spread in the workplace as well as an increasing use of electronic mail and the use of the Internet in the workplace. There is a need to explore the legal theories that can be argued and a way for businesses to minimize their risks accordingly.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are the theories that a business can be liable for this type of damage?
What are steps that a business can take to limit their liability?
What are practical steps a company should take to monitor the Internet usage and electronic mail and what elements should a sample policy contain?

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