Employee Sentenced to Prison for Disclosing Confidential Information
In the case of OCS Group UK v Dadi, the High Court imposed a sentence of six weeks’ imprisonment on an employee for violations of injunctions imposed on him which had prohibited him from disclosing confidential information belonging to the Claimant.
The Claimant alleged that Mr Dadi had sent confidential information to his own personal email account and that he had committed several breaches of the order, including deleting around 8,000 emails and informing others about the injunction.
Mr Dadi admitted breaching the orders and sought to rectify the situation by co-operating with the Claimant to recover the emails. His attempts were unsuccessful.
The court took a number of factors into account when sentencing Mr Dadi. However, to mark the court’s strong disapproval of his actions and to act as a deterrent in respect of Mr Dadi’s further compliance with the orders and as a warning to others who might be tempted to ignore the court’s orders in this manner, a six week term of imprisonment was imposed.